Duration 68 mins
Director Hamilton MacFadden
Writers Lewis Brown, Will Rogers, Philip Klein, Ralph Spence
Cast Warner Baxter, Madge Evans, James Dunn, Shirley Temple, Sylvia Froos, John Boles, Arthur Byron, Tess Gardella, Frank Mitchell, Jack Durant, Dick For an, John ‘Skins’ Miller, Stepin Fetchit
Set during the depression, president Roosevelt hires someone to be in charge of amusement.
It had like, no story. It started out with what seemed like a stupid but good enough and then it just made no sense. But it was funny. The fact that it came out on what was pretty close to the middle of the depression makes me think it came out just to make people laugh. That being said, and the fact that people apparently need “safe spaces” I should probably tell you people that there’s black face (obvious black face and realistic), and people are apparently offended by Stepin Fetchit because he apparently portrays a stereotypical “coon”
That being said, Stepin Fetchit, Frank Mitchell and Jack Durant were probably the best parts of this movie. If you like slapstick, Three Stooges type of thing.
Shirley Temple was also barely in it. She had one cute part and two dancing parts. Maybe 5-10 minutes.
Anyway, I’d recommend it for the laughs but it’s not really that great…