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Rolling Along (1930)

George Sidney and Charles Murray are both bus drivers who hate each other but then are assigned to the same bus for a wild ride with crazy passengers.


Albert Ray


Ralph Ceder (story), James Mulhauser (story) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview:
George Sidney ... Izzy
Charles Murray ... Francis Patrick McGillicuddy O'Grady (as Charlie Murray)
Arthur Housman ... Drunk Bus Passenger
Roger Gray Roger Gray ... Bus Dispatcher


Charlie and George work for a bus line in Los Angeles. one morning, they are both assigned to the Wilshire Boulevard route after the regular drivers are sacked by their bullying boss. Charlie Drives and George collects the fares, but both are easily overwhelmed by a mob of crabby passengers, and a pushy trouble-making drunk. Charlie and George catch up with their mean boss, and chase him with the bus. All goes awry when the drunk gets control of the wheel, and a speeding, careening chase through the city ensues. Written by WesternOne1

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Comedy | Short







Release Date:

1 October 1930 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


Happy Feet
Music by Milton Ager
Played during the opening credits
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Comedy on the Car
18 August 2017 | by MaliejandraSee all my reviews

Charles Murray and George Sidney are streetcar operators who hate each other, but they find a common enemy in their new supervisor. They get lots of laughs as mainly straight characters against the various trials the colorful public brings. Among them is Arthur Housman playing (what else?) a drunk who wants to know if the streetcar goes to Main Street, Sherwood Bailey of Our Gang fame as an annoying unruly kid, and adorable little Buster Phelps in a blink-and-you'll-miss-him part. It is no wonder these streetcars show up so often in comedies; they were a perfect contained space for a lot of laughs.

This film was shown at Capitolfest in 2017.

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