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The Pip from Pittsburg (1931)

A man attempts to repulse a blind date, not realizing she is a knockout.

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James Parrott
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Charley Chase ... Charley
Thelma Todd ... Thelma
Dorothy Granger ... Dot
Kay Deslys Kay Deslys ... Kay
Carlton Griffin ... Griff (as Carleton Griffin)
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Charley agrees to go on a blind date to help out his roommate. But because his last such date turned out badly, he goes all out trying to make himself look bad. He refuses to shave, wears his friend's old suit and even eats garlic. Unfortunately for him, however, his date turns out to be the lovely Thelma Todd. Written by R. Scott Gibson

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Thelma: Oh, Mr. Chase, have you ever been to Pittsburg?
Charley: Why, no, Miss Todd. As a matter of fact, I've never been out of the United States.
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Alternate-language version of La señorita de Chicago (1931) See more »

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A very good but overrated Chase short
2 January 2005 | by michaelscheckSee all my reviews

"The Pip from Pittsburgh" is undoubtedly a great short which can compete with the top shorts of any comedian of that time. But personally I can't quiet understand the high praise it usually gets; to me this is NOT Chase's best sound short. A few years later his style has much more refined. The shorts under his own direction (signed with his real name, Charles Parrott) were real masterpieces of subtle screwball comedy. "You Said A Hatful", "The Count Takes the Count" or "Neighbourhood House" all have a touch of real originality - they were films that only could have been made by Charley Chase. "The Pip" wears not quiet his own personal style of handwriting - but it is developing.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1931 (USA) See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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