Why Is It? (1948)

Passed   |    |  Comedy, Short

This short film, through a series of different situations, posits the age old question, "Why is it?" Why is it that every time you have an important appointment in the morning, you stay ... See full summary »


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12 July 2012 | wes-connors
| Cause for Alarm
This is "A Pete Smith Specialty" short, narrated and produced by Pete Smith and starring Dave O'Brien, "Why Is It?" attempts to answer some often asked questions. In the opening segment, Mr. O'Brien is unable to sleep due to an important job interview in the morning. He's set the alarm clock, but lays awake worrying about the appointment. Of course, the alarm clock doesn't go off. It is amusing to see O'Brien rush to make up for lost time. This is the best of the three skits. Next, O'Brien has trouble complimenting his wife's cooking. Finally, we find O'Brian visiting the library and encountering a man with annoyingly noisy habits.

***** Why Is It? (9/11/48) Pete Smith : Dave O'Brien ~ Dave O'Brien, Pete Smith

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Comedy | Short


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11 September 1948



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