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The Hansom Cabman (1924)

Harry Doolittle wakes up on the day he's to marry Betty Bright. He has a terrible hangover. A strange woman appears in his room saying that he married her the night before, and just then, ... See full summary »

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Harry Edwards

Writer:

John A. Waldron (titles)
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Cast overview:
Harry Langdon ... Harry Doolittle
Marceline Day ... Betty Bright
Charlotte Mineau ... Mrs. Bright
Andy Clyde ... Judge Bright
Madeline Hurlock ... The Vamp
Leo Sulky ... A Butler
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Harry Doolittle wakes up on the day he's to marry Betty Bright. He has a terrible hangover. A strange woman appears in his room saying that he married her the night before, and just then, his fiancée and her mother arrive. There's anger all around, leading to Harry's arrest. He's jailed while awaiting trial in front of Betty's father, a judge. She visits him in the clink. He escapes and disguises himself as a cabman. The police are looking for him, as are his fiancée and her mother. Will it get straightened out in time for wedding bells to ring? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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During the courtroom sequence, the calendar on the judge's desk reads May 19, 1924, as seen in a medium shot. In a closer shot, the calendar suddenly reads May 19, 1925. See more »

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Nice Short
27 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Hansom Cabman, The (1924)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Harry Langdon wakes up on his wedding day with a terrible hangover but what's worse is that there's a woman in his apartment claiming to be the woman he married the night before. All of this leads to trouble when his soon to be wife shows up with her mother. Of all the Langdon shorts I've seen so far this one here is clearly the best due to a nice story and a few small laughs. I'd be lying if I said I was laughing out loud but the film did keep me entertained throughout its running time. The story itself is built up very good as we have the drunken wedding to start with and then the film goes to a jail scene after Harry is arrested for beating his wife. Andy Clyde plays the wife to be's father and he has a few funny moments but sadly he's not in the film too long. Langdon himself also comes off very likable here, which is a first for me. As I've said, I heard his shorts grew better as time moved on and I hope that's the case here. While this film is far from a classic it was worth watching.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

12 October 1924 (USA) See more »

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Be Careful See more »

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Mack Sennett Comedies See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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