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Why Is It? (1948)

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This short film, through a series of different situations, posits the age old question, "Why is it?" Why is it that every time you have an important appointment in the morning, you stay ... See full summary »

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This short film, through a series of different situations, posits the age old question, "Why is it?" Why is it that every time you have an important appointment in the morning, you stay awake worrying about oversleeping? Why is it that when a wife makes an effort to prepare a special meal from scratch, the husband always makes a face after eating it? And why is it that every time you go to a library, you sit next to the person who will be the most distracting? Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Short

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11 September 1948 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Cause for Alarm
12 July 2012 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This is "A Pete Smith Specialty" short, narrated and produced by Pete Smith and starring Dave O'Brien, "Why Is It?" attempts to answer some often asked questions. In the opening segment, Mr. O'Brien is unable to sleep due to an important job interview in the morning. He's set the alarm clock, but lays awake worrying about the appointment. Of course, the alarm clock doesn't go off. It is amusing to see O'Brien rush to make up for lost time. This is the best of the three skits. Next, O'Brien has trouble complimenting his wife's cooking. Finally, we find O'Brian visiting the library and encountering a man with annoyingly noisy habits.

***** Why Is It? (9/11/48) Pete Smith : Dave O'Brien ~ Dave O'Brien, Pete Smith


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