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Movies on Sundays (1935)

A short, introduced in Pennsylvania when the state had laws disallowing the screening of films on Sunday, to sway voters on a referendum to allow such screenings.
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Complete credited cast:
Irvin S. Cobb ... Himself
Warner Oland ... Charlie Chan
May Robson ... Herself
Kay Francis ... Herself
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A short, introduced in Pennsylvania when the state had laws disallowing the screening of films on Sunday, to sway voters on a referendum to allow such screenings.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

1 January 1935 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Sabbath Law Repeal
1 June 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Among the many things banned because of Sabbath Laws was movies in the great state of Pennsylvania right up to 1935. No doubt seeking what was lost revenue the film industry made this short subject for a referendum in Pennsylvania that year. The movie moguls then and now knew the power of film as a persuader.

Kay Francis and Margaret Hamilton appear as themselves urging passage of this question, voting yes on the question of Sunday films. But the highlight is Warner Oland as Charlie Chan urging folks from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh to allow people to see Charlie Chan bring criminals to justice.

Not something I'd want to miss on Sunday.


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