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Pie in the Sky (1935)

| Short, Comedy
At a skid row mission, a cleric opines as men wait to eat. After his sermon, he brings out a pie and cuts it into small slices. The two men at the end of the line get none. They leave the ... See full summary »

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Ralph Steiner (uncredited)
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Cast overview:
Elia Kazan ... (as Elia 'Gadget' Kazan)
Ellman Koolish Ellman Koolish
Molly Kazan Molly Kazan ... (as Molly Day Thatcher)
Russell Collins
Irving Lerner Irving Lerner
Ralph Steiner Ralph Steiner
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At a skid row mission, a cleric opines as men wait to eat. After his sermon, he brings out a pie and cuts it into small slices. The two men at the end of the line get none. They leave the mission and head for a garbage dump where junk becomes props for their play. A dress form becomes Mae West; a rusted car gives them a wild ride. Then, one dresses as a priest and promises pie in the sky. By the end, they sport metal halos. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Silent

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1.37 : 1
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Unseen Cinema D1
13 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Pie in the Sky (1935)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Early film from Elia Kazan (and several other directors) is a spoof of religion that isn't funny, interesting or spiritual. The film tries to be better than it is by using various camera tricks but nothing really works here. Kazan also plays the lead.

Travel Notes (1932)

** (out of 4)

Semi-documentary about a voyage to Tahiti where the director films everything on board. Some nice camera shots but pretty dull story.

"Oil": A Symphony in Motion (1933)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

I have no idea what this film was about but it was boring. Even the technical aspects were all rather dull so its inclusion on this set is beyond me.


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