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Bromo and Juliet (1926)

A young man puts on the play "Romeo and Juliet" as a fundraiser, but has to keep a close eye on his dad, who's had several drinks too many, and a pesky cab driver who's determined to collect his fare.

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Leo McCarey

Writer:

H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charley Chase ... Charley
Corliss Palmer Corliss Palmer ... Madge
William Orlamond ... Madge's Father
Oliver Hardy ... Cab Driver
L.J. O'Connor L.J. O'Connor ... The Cop
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A young man puts on the play "Romeo and Juliet" as a fundraiser, but has to keep a close eye on his dad, who's had several drinks too many, and a pesky cab driver who's determined to collect his fare.

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Comedy | Short

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bromo en Julia See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) See more »

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It has a lot of energy and is fun, but it also lacks cohesion
13 May 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a cute movie with several funny scenes. However, the overall theme of the film (Charley Chase playing Romeo on stage with his fiancée) gets lost and only reappears at the end--making the film appear to lack cohesion. It was as if the film started and ended with this theme, but everything in the middle seemed unrelated and were just contrived gags. You know this isn't Chase's "A" material when the highlight is his doing a drunk shtick. This wasn't Chase's forte and it seemed a bit forced and unfunny. Still, for lovers of silent cinema, this IS worth seeing. However, for non-fans, this short most likely won't change your opinion of the genre. Only slightly above average.


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