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Bromo and Juliet

Synopsis
Slapstick comedy short. When the Chase family are trying to come up with ideas for a charity variety show for missionaries they decide to stage scenes from Romeo and Juliet with Madge as Juliet and Charley as Romeo. Believing his thin legs look unattractive in tights he pads them out with sponges; meanwhile Madge’s father is getting drunk. Through a series of events Charley also gets drunk and ruins the balcony scene and the ghost scene from Hamlet.
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1926
Recording date
19 Sep 1926
Duration
24 mins

Credits

Director
Leo McCarey
Producer
Hal Roach
Cinematographer
Len Powers
Writer
Charles Alphin
Cast
Charley ChaseCharley Chase (Romeo)
Corliss PalmerMadge (Juliet)
Oliver HardyCab driver

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Hamlet; Romeo and Juliet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Amateur theatre

Notes

Notes
Available on DVD in the compilation THE LOST FILMS OF LAUREL & HARDY: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION. VOL. 3 and also THE CHARLEY CHASE COLLECTION. Vol. 2
Reviews
Lanier, Douglas ‘Film Spin-offs and Citations’ in Burt, Richard (ed). Shakespeares After Shakespeares: an Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006 (p. 261, entry 1092).

Production Company

Name

Hal Roach Studio

Address
USA

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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