The Christmas Party (1931)

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Jackie wants to throw a Christmas party for his friends on his football team, but doesn't know how to go about it. His fellow stars at MGM decide to help him out.


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  • Leila Hyams in The Christmas Party (1931)
  • Jackie Cooper in The Christmas Party (1931)
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  • Lionel Barrymore in The Christmas Party (1931)
  • Ramon Novarro in The Christmas Party (1931)
  • Marion Davies in The Christmas Party (1931)

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Director:

Charles Reisner

Writers:

Robert E. Hopkins (skit), Robert E. Hopkins (dialogue)

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30 November 2008 | Doylenf
5
| Moderately amusing MGM short built around Jackie Cooper...
MGM may have called itself the studio with "more stars than there are in heaven," but this little short with JACKIE COOPER as the centerpiece of attention as a child star, surrounded by the studio's impressive list of contract players, features a lot of "stars" that today's fans are totally unfamiliar with. That studio slogan was only appropriate when we talk of MGM during the '40s and '50s.

Sure, people will recognize the lovely Norma Shearer, Clark Gable, Wallace Beery and Jimmy Durante, but are unlikely to know who's who when Anita Page, Reginald Denny, Marion Davies, Charlotte Greenwood and Polly Moran arrive for Cooper's studio birthday bash.

Nevertheless, it's an amusing slice of film history and guaranteed to satisfy the nostalgic feeling a lot of us have for the pre-Golden Years at Metro.

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