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. 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.
|The Butter and Egg Man|
|Directed by||Richard Wallace|
|Written by||Adelaide Heilbron |
|Based on||The Butter and Egg Man|
by George S. Kaufman
|Starring||Jack Mulhall |
|Cinematography||George J. Folsey|
|Edited by||LeRoy Stone|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Language||Silent (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.
- Jack Mulhall as Peter Jones
- Greta Nissen as Mary Martin
- Sam Hardy as Joe Lehman
- William Demarest as Jack McLure
- Gertrude Astor as Fanny Lehman
The film is now lost.
- James Monaco. The Encyclopedia of Film. Perigee Books, 1991.
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