Vintage original 8 x 10 in. US single-weight glossy photograph from the 1920s two-reel silent film comedy short, KEEP SMILING, released in 1928 by Weiss Brothers Artclass Pictures and directed by Jimmy Aubrey and Al Thompson.The image depicts an exterior scene at a lunch counter as a faux sailor, Oscar Hatch (Jimmy Aubrey), reaches down into the back of cast member Leone Lane's dress as she reacts while cook Hardboiled Haggerty (Al Thompson) and the others watch. It is in fine- condition as shown.
*"This Weiss Bros. production starring veteran silent comic Jimmy Aubrey opens with the warning. "Man is clay (a woman's touch and he becomes all wet) and his name is mud." When jobless Jimmy's landlady seizes his clothes for lack of rent payment, he improvises a sailor suit and finds himself vying with a real gob for the love of a girl he's already accidentally brained with his alarm clock. Fleeing the irate seaman, he finds himself winds up stuck at a lunch counter with no money and one very punchy proprietor. Needless to say, things will get messy. Hint: there's pie on the menu. - Dennis Harvey."
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