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High Gear (1931)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 28 February 1931 (USA)
The gang is out for a drive on a Sunday afternoon. When it starts to rain, they take shelter in an abandoned building. Unbeknownst to them, it is actually a gangster's hideout.

Director:

George Stevens

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Sharpe ... Dave
Gertrude Messinger ... Gertie
Mary Kornman ... Mary
Mickey Daniels ... Mickey Daniels
Betty Bolen ... Betty Daniels
Grady Sutton ... Alabam
Edgar Kennedy ... Cop
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The gang is out for a drive on a Sunday afternoon. When it starts to rain, they take shelter in an abandoned building. Unbeknownst to them, it is actually a gangster's hideout.

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed
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Trivia

Fifth episode, and only 3-reel entry, in the Boy Friends (otherwise) 2-reel comedy series. See more »

Goofs

After Gertie and Mary start to clean the ink off the cop's face, there's a cut to a close-up and his face is clean. In the next shot, his face has ink again. See more »

Connections

Follows Blood and Thunder (1931) See more »

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My favorite of the 15 Boy Friends Shorts
25 February 2019 | by bugsmoran29See all my reviews

Mickey Daniels, Grady Sutton are at their best in High Gear. Mickey gets his grumpy Irish father's permission to use the family car with a stern warning not to wreck the car's new paint job. Of course, Mickey and the gang get involved in a fender bender, received for a cop (Edgar Kennedy), get a brawl with hoodlums and finally wreck the car's paint job in a downpour. The fight scene is hysterical, with athletic Dave doing all sorts of jumps, kicks and falls that would make Jackie Chan proud. The girl friends, per usual, are all pert and tart, with Mary being the cutest.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boy Friends: High Gear See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (A Victor Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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