The Butter and Egg Man (1928 film)

The Butter and Egg Man is a 1928 American silent comedy film directed by Richard Wallace and starring Jack Mulhall, Greta Nissen, and Sam Hardy.[1] It is based on the 1925 play The Butter and Egg Man. It was remade by the studio's successor company Warner Brothers as a sound film Hello, Sweetheart in 1935.[2]

The Butter and Egg Man
Film poster
Directed byRichard Wallace
Written byAdelaide Heilbron
Jack Jarmuth
Gene Towne
Based onThe Butter and Egg Man
by George S. Kaufman
StarringJack Mulhall
Greta Nissen
Sam Hardy
CinematographyGeorge J. Folsey
Edited byLeRoy Stone
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • September 23, 1928 (1928-09-23)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


A farmer from Ohio comes to Broadway wanting to get into show business. He's persuaded to invest in a production by two men who are scamming him. He gets his revenge when he turns the show into a great success.


Preservation status

The film is now lost.[3]



  • James Monaco. The Encyclopedia of Film. Perigee Books, 1991.
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