Mrs. Smith, Millie, Wheezer, Jay R. and Jean

Production Notes

Length: Two Reel
Producer: Robert F. McGowan
Director: Robert F. McGowan
Photography: Art Lloyd
Editor: Richard Currier
Titles: Reed Heustis
Writer: Robert F. McGowan
Released: February 11, 1928
Studio: M-G-M

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

The Short

Plot: Jay R. has been left to take care of his brother and sisters as his mother heads out of the house. Meanwhile, a storm comes up that grounds them all inside without anything to do. Wheezer, Jean, and Mildred end up drawing on the walls with chalk, and when Jay R. discovers their artwork after meeting the gang in their gym, he calls upon the gang to help him. Joe announces that his father is a wallpaper-hanger, and the gang agrees to repaper the house. They create their own paste with self-rising flour, to which the little siblings add all sorts of junk, that gets all over everything, yet, Jay R. is convinced he's doing a good job. On several occasions the wallpaper moves as if it has a life of its own. When Jay's mother comes home, he stands before the disaster proudly as his job starts coming apart, most notably with a strip of wallpaper crawling along a wall like a snake.

  • "--You mark anymore walls, and Mom will mark me!--" - Jay R.
  • " - Mom, I eat so much sausage, the pigs won't come anywhere near me! - " - Jay Smith



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