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Special Delivery (1927)

An inept Secret Service agent goes undercover as a mailman to catch a notorious criminal and impress his father, his boss.

Director:

Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (as William Goodrich)

Writers:

John F. Goodrich (screen play) (as John Goodrich), George Marion Jr. (titles)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eddie Cantor ... Eddie Beagle - the Mail Carrier
Jobyna Ralston ... Madge Warren
William Powell ... Harold Jones
Mabel Julienne Scott ... Mrs. Jones
Jack Dougherty ... Flannigan - the Cop
Donald Keith ... Harrigan - the Fireman
Louis Stern Louis Stern ... John Beagle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Carr ... The Mother (scenes deleted)
Paul Kelly ... Tuck - Another Detective (scenes deleted)
Victor Potel ... Nip - the Detective (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

An inept Secret Service agent goes undercover as a mailman to catch a notorious criminal and impress his father, his boss.

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Taglines:

EDDIE AMIDST THE MAILS AND FEMALES (Print Ad-The Evening Sun,((Vancouver, B.C.)) 30 April 1927)

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Encomenda Postal See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shortly after principal photography wrapped on this film, actor Paul Kelly was arrested in connection with the beating death of a man named Ray Raymond, husband of actress Dorothy Mackaye. Kelly was later convicted of manslaughter and served a prison term. Meanwhile, most of his footage in Special Delivery was eliminated. Ironically, Kelly had portrayed a detective. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Great Man: W.C. Fields (2005) See more »

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Through snow, through hail, through dark of night . . .
25 October 2006 | by lyricook-1See all my reviews

What a fun movie! Despite the fact that the original screenplay was torn to shreds, as explained in Cantor's autobiography, which, by the way, was not ghosted, but was a full collaboration with David Freedman, the sight gags are still enjoyable, and the scene in the dance hall, where Cantor tries to extract the ice that has been slipped down his neck, is actually hilarious.

Trivia: Cantor's three oldest daughters, 11, 10 and 8 at the time, begged to be in the movie, so he allowed them to walk down the street in the scene where he puts the baby in his postal bag. If you blink, you'll miss their entire movie careers!


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