Skinner Steps Out


1h 10m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 24, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Skinner's Dress Suit by Henry Irving Dodge (Boston & New York, 1916).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,597ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

William Henry Skinner's young wife has great confidence in her husband's abilities and is ambitious for his success. He informs her of his importance at the office; but in reality he is an insignificant employee on a small salary, and when refused a raise, he hasn't the courage to tell his wife. Distressed at her husband's shabby appearance, "Honey" persuades him to buy a dress suit, and at a charity bazaar she pushes him to the front so that he dominates the affair and comes to the attention of the dignitaries. Skinner forces himself upon the attention of his employer and the employer's chief rival, whose admiration he wins when he bluffs him out of a poker pot. In spite of Skinner's efforts to prevent it, the rival companies are consolidated; and impressed by his spirit and enthusiasm, his superiors promote him to sales manager.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 24, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Skinner's Dress Suit by Henry Irving Dodge (Boston & New York, 1916).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,597ft (8 reels)

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Remake of Skinner's Dress Suit, 1925.