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Hot News Margie (1931)

Margie is a reporter on a tabloid newspaper. Her assignment is to find out whether there is any truth to the rumor that college football star Babe Booth is secretly married. To get her ... See full summary »

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Alfred J. Goulding (as Alf Goulding)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marjorie Beebe ... Margie
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Margie is a reporter on a tabloid newspaper. Her assignment is to find out whether there is any truth to the rumor that college football star Babe Booth is secretly married. To get her story, she goes to the stadium where Booth is playing and gets involved in the game, with unexpected results. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pepper Pot (1931-1932 season) #3: Hot News Margie See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #1290 See more »

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Football Coach: Say, this is about the lousiest first half I've ever seen you fellas play. Why you oughta be on the ping pong squad! What's the matter with ya? Where's your guts? Get in there and tackle 'em! Hit 'em hard! Hit 'em low!
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National Emblem
(uncredited)
Music by Edwin Eugene Bagley
Played when Marge tries to sneak into the stadium
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Fast & Funny
29 November 2001 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A Vitaphone Short Subject.

Tabloid snoop sister HOT NEWS MARGIE will go to any length to ensure she gets star football player Babe Booth's admission to a secret marriage.

This exceedingly brief & lively little film wastes no time going for the laughs. Marjorie Beebe gives a very boisterous performance in the title role.

Often overlooked or neglected today, the one and two-reel short subjects were useful to the Studios as important training grounds for new or burgeoning talents, both in front & behind the camera. The dynamics for creating a successful short subject was completely different from that of a feature length film, something like writing a topnotch short story rather than a novel. Economical to produce in terms of both budget & schedule and capable of portraying a wide range of material, short subjects were the perfect complement to the Studios' feature films.


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