Auld Lang Syne (1929)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Filmed before Britain's switchover to talkies, Auld Lang Syne is largely a silent film, with a few musical interludes. Legendary Scots entertainer Harry Lauder plays a kilted, sour-dispositioned gent who visits his offspring in London. Lauder is laboring under the supposition that his son Pat Aherne is a college student, and that his daughter Dodo Watts is a nurse. In truth, Aherne makes his living as a boxer, while Watts is a cabaret dancer. The plot wends its predictable way through 75 mirthsome minutes, occasionally interrupted by Dodo Watts' dancing sequences and Harry Lauder's "Wee Dock 'n' Dorrit"-style comic ballads.

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boxing, dance [art], daughter, deception, doctor/nurse, reality, songwriter, student, visit