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Small Talk
(1929) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Robert F. McGowan

Cast: Joe Cobb [Joe], Jean Darling [Jean], Allen Hoskins [Farina], Bobby Hutchins [Wheezer], Mary Ann Jackson [Mary Ann], Harry Spear [Harry], Lyle Tayo [Mrs. Brown, of the orphan asylum], Helen Jerome Eddy [Wheezer’s new mother], Pat Harmon [officer in charge], Charles McMurphy [officer], Edith Fortier [domestic], Pete the dog

Hal Roach Studios, Incorporated, production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Produced by Hal Roach and Robert F. McGowan. Screenplay (dialogue) by H.M. Walker, from a screen story by Robert A. McGowan. Cinematography by Art Lloyd and F.E. Hershey. Edited by Richard C. Currier. / Released 18 May 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / The film was in production 25 March through 6 April 1929. The first Our Gang talkie. / Full-sound film.

Comedy.

Survival status: Print exists : The soundtrack discs are presumed lost.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Children - Our Gang - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 19 May 2008.

References: Gulick-Rascals pp. 30, 78; Maltin-Selected pp. 22, 39; Skretvedt-LaurelHardy p. 161 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

 
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