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Bringing Up Father (1928)

The wealthy Jiggs is tired of being left out of the swanky parties thrown by his social-climbing wife Maggie and their daughter. He decides to teach them a "lesson" by faking his own ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Conway

Writers:

Frances Marion (story and continuity), George McManus (based on the newspaper cartoon feature by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marie Dressler ... Annie Moore
Polly Moran ... Maggie Jiggs
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Jiggs
Jules Cowles ... Dinty Moore
Gertrude Olmstead ... Ellen
Grant Withers ... Dennis
Andrés de Segurola ... The Count
Rose Dione ... Mrs. Smith
David Mir David Mir ... Oswald
Tenen Holtz ... Ginsberg Feitelbaum
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Blanche Payson
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The wealthy Jiggs is tired of being left out of the swanky parties thrown by his social-climbing wife Maggie and their daughter. He decides to teach them a "lesson" by faking his own suicide, but things don't quite turn out the way he planned. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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At last it's come to the screen-MAGGIE, JIGGS, DINTY MOORE and all the comic strip folks in a laugh riot of rolling pins, riches, corned beef and cabbage. (Print Ad- Amherstburg Echo, ((Amherstburg, PO)) 18 May 1928) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Bringing Up Father review
4 May 2020 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

Marie Dressler is the star, but hers is really only a supporting role to J. Farrell MacDonald who plays Jiggs, a henpecked husband who finally takes offence when his wife and daughter fail to acknowledge him while entertaining her upper-class beau and his parents. Polly Moran, another big female comic of the silent era, plays his wife. There's a few scattered laughs, but it soon outstays its welcome.


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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

17 March 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El paseo del perro See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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