The Old Fashioned Way

Synopsis: The Great McGonigle's traveling theatrical troupe are staying at a boarding house. They are preparing to put on a production of "The Drunkard" (and do so during this movie). Cleopatra Pepperday puts up money for the show provided she can have a part ("Here comes the prince!"). Little Albert Wendelschaffer torments McGonigle all through lunch ("How can you hurt a watch by dipping it in molasses?"). In spite of being pursued by several sheriffs, McGonigle is able to keep going and see his daughter Betty happily married.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): William Beaudine
Production: Paramount Pictures
71 min

You're just crazy.

You listen to me, | young man.

You're not going to get off at | Bellefontaine, do you understand?

Yes, ma'am.

You'll stay on the train | until you get back to college

where you should have | been a month ago.

Do you hear? Yes, | ma'am. Thank you, ma'am.

Are you going to do | what I say?

No, ma'am.

Oh, you're impossible.

You're... You're a fool.

Yes, ma'am.

Bellefontaine, boss.

Bellefontaine, boss.

Belle, who?


Oh, hello, Belle, dear, | how are you?

I'll leave two tickets | at the box office for you.

No, sir, | Bellefontaine next stop.

Oh, yes. Oh, why, I'll get up. | Why, so it is. So it is.

Gosh, I slept well last night.



How you doing down there?

Who is that? Who is it? | What is this?

Who is it?

Who is it? What are you | doing? What are you doing?

You're acting | like an acrobat.

What's the idea...

What is the idea walking | around in my nightshirt?

What's the idea of wearing a nightshirt | big enough for people to walk around in?

Get in your berth. I was | when my face you stepped on.

Face you stepped on.

What are you, | Chinese people?

You walking around, | stepping on people's faces!

I... I break your throat!

What? | You... You...

The idea.

Why, was he talking to | me? Stepping on people's...

Papa, he stole my mallet.

You've been creating a lot of | disturbance around here this morning.


I get you! | What are you doing?

You break my head, huh!

I break your neck!

Gangway, please, gangway.

Good morning, gentlemen.

I am the Great McGonigle. | How do you do?

Do you mind | drawing your legs in?

Thank you.

Good morning, Governor.

Good morning, Marmaduke.

Get my parade costume out. | Immediately.

Pardon me. Drat!


Good morning, | little bright eyes.

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