Monday, March 18, 2013

The Marie Dressler & Polly Moran Comedies -- Irish Girls Gone Wild!

The Dressler & Moran Filmography:
The Callahans & The Murphys (1927)
Bringing Up Father (1928)
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 
Caught Short (1930)
Chasing Rainbows (1930)
The Girl Said No (1930)
Politics (1931)
Reducing (1931)
Prosperity (1932)

Polly Moran and Marie Dressler play feuding Irish-American matrons who temporarily make up for a St. Patrick’s Day picnic.

At the Loew’s American theatre, a scene of Dressler and Moran pouring beer down the fronts of each others’ dresses, stopped the show - literally.

“My mother never acted like that!” shouted an Irish-American patron. Light bulbs were hurled at the screen and stink bombs detonated. After the Ancient Order of Hibernians condemned the film as an insult to Irish people, MGM withdrew it from circulation.

From Hollywood Dreams Made Real: Irving Thalberg & The Rise of MGM by Mark A. Vieira

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