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Ask Dad (1929)

A young boy falls for his widowed father's efficient secretary, who has more sense than them both.


Hugh Faulcon


Joseph Jackson (as Joseph A. Jackson)


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Complete credited cast:
Edward Everett Horton ... Dad
Winston Miller ... Tommy, his son
Ruth Renick ... Miss Grace Wilson, his secretary


A young boy falls for his widowed father's efficient secretary, who has more sense than them both.

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Comedy | Short







Release Date:

17 February 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coronet Talking Comedies (#2): Ask Dad See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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A wonderful short subject
27 August 2005 | by ccandrevaSee all my reviews

Tommy, home from school, is infatuated with his father's secretary, so he goes to their office to try to tell her.After quoting much poetry, he finds she loves another, causing more quotes.

As plots go, that's about it. However that does not do this film justice, like describing a Monty Python by saying "A man tries to return a dead parrot to a pet shop."

This is essentially a one-act stage play. The humor comes from the dialog. Edward Everett Horton, best known to our generation for his voice on the Fractured Fairy Tales,is incredibly funny. I would put him on the level of Groucho, while also being able to keep a real character.

For some reason it also reminded me of "The Importance of Being Ernest". I laughed very hard at this movie, and highly recommend it.

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