Excess Baggage


1928

Brief Synopsis

A juggler-acrobat's relationship with his wife suffers when she succeeds in Hollywood, while he's still stuck playing tank-town engagements.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Silent
Adaptation
Release Date
Sep 8, 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Excess Baggage by John Wesley McGowan (New York, 26 Dec 1927).

Technical Specs

Sound
Mono (MovieTone) (musical score and sound effects), Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,182ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Eddie Kane, a brash vaudeville juggler and acrobat, falls in love with Elsa McCoy, one of Dunn's Dancing Dames. After they are married, Elsa becomes a success in the movies. Eddie remains in vaudeville and, chafing at his lack of advancement, comes to believe that Elsa has been unfaithful to him with Val D'Errico, a handsome actor. Eddie and Elsa separate, and he takes a bad fall during a high wire act. During a later comeback attempt, Eddie loses his nerve until unexpectedly Elsa appears onstage and assures him of her continuing love and fidelity. Eddie completes his act, and he and Elsa are reunited.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Silent
Adaptation
Release Date
Sep 8, 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Excess Baggage by John Wesley McGowan (New York, 26 Dec 1927).

Technical Specs

Sound
Mono (MovieTone) (musical score and sound effects), Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,182ft (8 reels)

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Trivia

MGM initially intended Singin' in the Rain (1952) to be a remake of this film.