Oh, Mama! (Educational, 1928)

Oh Mama screenshotOh, Mama! (Educational, 1928)
Directed by Jules White
Starring Jack Miller

Henry Hooper (Jack Miller) is on vacation, but his wife (Lucille Hutton) doesn’t intend for him to be idle. She insists he help with the spring cleaning, which he is loath to do. Failing to rouse him from bed herself, she sends her son (Jackie Levine) after Henry. The boy is Henry’s stepson and the two don’t appear to have any great fondness for one another.

Following that setup, there’s not much more story to speak of. The gags are divided between tired housekeeping-themed slapstick and Henry trying and failing to catch and spank the boy. They could really be put into any order – there’s precious little connecting one scene to the next. I’m writing this within an hour of having seen the film, and not a single gag stands out in my mind as being worth mentioning in particular. Needless to say, none were at all funny.

Oh, Mama! (1928) is a terrible film. My recommendation is to not waste your time on it.

My rating: I don’t like it.

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Posted on June 8, 2014, in Don't like it, Reviews and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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