The Butter and Egg Man (1928 film)

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The Butter and Egg Man
Film poster
Directed by Richard Wallace
Written by Adelaide Heilbron
Jack Jarmuth
Gene Towne
Based on The Butter and Egg Man
by George S. Kaufman
Starring Jack Mulhall
Greta Nissen
Sam Hardy
Cinematography George J. Folsey
Edited by LeRoy Stone
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • September 23, 1928 (1928-09-23)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Butter and Egg Man is a 1928 American silent comedy film directed by Richard Wallace and starring Jack Mulhall, Greta Nissen, and Sam Hardy. [1] It is based on the 1925 play The Butter and Egg Man . It was remade by the studio's successor company Warner Brothers as a sound film Hello, Sweetheart in 1935. [2]



A farmer from Ohio comes to Broadway wanting to get into show business. He's persuaded to invest in a production by two men who are scamming him. He gets his revenge when he turns the show into a great success.


Preservation status

The film is now lost. [3]

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