Bubbling Over (film)

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Bubbling Over
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Directed by Leigh Jason
Produced by Meyer Davis (associate producer)
Monroe Shaff (producer)
Written by Burnet Hershey (writer)
StarringSee below
Cinematography Joseph Ruttenberg
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • 1934 (1934)
Running time
20 minutes (USA)
CountryUnited States

Bubbling Over is a 1934 American musical comedy short film directed by Leigh Jason. The film includes various negative stereotypes. [1] It is extant.



Samson Peabody is the janitor in an apartment building where he and his wife Ethel live with a large crowd of Samson's freeloading relatives. When more relatives come to stay, Ethel throws them out. A scheming occupant of the building reads Samson's mail and poses as a clairvoyant predicting the events of the letter; the arrival of Samson's rich Uncle for dinner. However, the Uncle is a penniless lunatic (imagining himself to be The Emperor Jones) and a pickpocket. He steals the chicken of the dinner, several watches of the guests, the clairvoyant's crystal ball and in the final scene, all the clothes of the people in the room.



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