One Hysterical Night
1929, regia di William James Craft
Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Universal Pictures Corporation - Distribuzione: Universal Pictures Corporation, Universal Films S.A., Universal Pictures Proprietary, International Variety & Theatrical Agency - Soggetto: Reginald Denny - Sceneggiatura: Reginald Denny - Dialoghi: Earle Snell - Fotografia: Arthur L. Todd - Montaggio: Milton Carruth - Formato: B.N. - Durata: 75'.
Cast: Reginald Denny, Nora Lane, E.J. Ratcliffe, Fritz Feld, Slim Summerville, Joyzelle, Jules Cowles, Walter Brennan, Margaret Campbell, Rolfe Sedan, Henry Otto, Peter Gawthorne, D.R.O. Hatswell, Lloyd Whitlock.
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - allmovie.com - movies.msn.com - videomania.lt - en.wikipedia.org - ftvdb.bfi.org.uk - altfg.com: «William Judd (Reginald Denny) suddenly finds himself the heir to a fortune. His greedy and conniving aunt (Margaret Campbell) and cousins (D.R.O. Hatswell and Rolfe Sedan) believe they should have inherited all that money. Since the will has a clause precluding Judd from receiving his money in case he is found to be unsound of mind, auntie hatches a killer plan. Led by his two cousins, Judd goes to a costume ball. Dressed as Napoleon, he is told to act the part once he arrives at the party. What Judd doesn’t know is that he’s actually being taken to a mental institution where all the inmates believe they are historical (or semi-historical) figures, among them Paganini (Fritz Feld), Salome (Joyzelle), and Robin Hood (Slim Summerville). A nurse (Nora Lane) is cast as Napoleon’s Josephine, so she can keep an eye on the new inmate. Initially, everything goes as planned. Judd is quite affable and much too stupid to realize where he is. But when he finally comes to his senses, Judd bribes a guard and flees the asylum. The other historical personages follow, and so does the nurse. Free at last, Judd must confront his relatives and prove his sanity to the doctors. He’s helped by Uncle (Peter Gawthorne), a weakling who waits for the very last minute to display his patriarchal prowess. With the shrew and her brood in their rightful place, familial and social order is restored».
Slim Summerville è Robin Hood.