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Picking Peaches (1924)

A series of sketches with a shoe clerk, his wife, and his extra-curricular activities. The shoe clerk steps out on his wife with one of his customers. Both his wife and the woman's husband ... See full summary »

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Erle C. Kenton
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Cast overview:
Harry Langdon ... Harry - A Shoe Clerk
Alberta Vaughn ... Harry's Wife
Ethel Teare ... Harry's Wife's Chum
Dot Farley ... The Customer
Kewpie Morgan ... The Customer's Detective Husband
Vernon Dent ... The Store Manager
Irene ... The Store Manager's Wife (as Irene Lentz)
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A series of sketches with a shoe clerk, his wife, and his extra-curricular activities. The shoe clerk steps out on his wife with one of his customers. Both his wife and the woman's husband catch them when they go to the beach and later watch a beauty and fashion contest. His wife enters it wearing a mask. Back at work on Monday, all has returned to normal, until the winner of the contest shows up for her prize - a complete wardrobe. Later, the clerk mistakes the manager's wife for his own and sets out to revenge a kiss he sees them exchange. A trip to the hospital later, the shoe clerk still has an eye for a peach. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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MACK SENNETT'S FIRST 1924 BATHING GIRL COMEDY With all the celebrated Bathing Beauties.

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Comedy | Short

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A print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archives. See more »

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Featured in Sprockets: Comic Capers (1991) See more »

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Poor Langdon
25 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Picking Peaches (1924)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Harry Langdon's film debut has him playing a shoe clerk who sneaks out with another woman, which doesn't sit well with his wife when she finds out. There's really not too much humor here, although the film does try to get laughs. The best sequence is when Langdon falls out the window on a ladder but the rest of the humor fails. For some reason the screenwriters thought that having women slap Langdon would fill all the laughs.

This short can be found on the Harry Langdon: Lost and Found Collection, which features four discs worth of shorts.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

3 February 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ribbon Clerk's Romance 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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