Laughing at Life

Laughing at Life

Victor McLaglen
Director: Ford I. Beebe Cast: Victor McLaglen
Victor McLaglen
, Conchita Montenegro
Conchita Montenegro
, Lois Wilson
Lois Wilson
Ford I. Beebe


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At first concentrating exclusively on westerns and serials, up-and-coming Mascot Pictures began branching out in the early 1930s with such lavish star vehicles as Laughing at Life. Victor McLaglen is in his element as a devil-may-care globetrotting adventurer named McHale. After risking his neck in WWI, the restless McHale heads to Mexico for more action. Before the film is half over, our hero is overseeing a South American revolution, and in this capacity comes face-to-face with his long-estranged son -- who, like his dad, is a thrillseeker travelling under an assumed name. The star-studded cast includes William "Stage" Boyd, Regis Toomey, Frankie Darro, Henry B. Walthall, Noah Beery Jr., J. Farrell McDonald and Lois Wilson -- many appearing in one scene each, indicating that the ever-economical Mascot studios hired these talented thespians by the day rather than the week. Also showing up uncredited is ace stuntman Yakima Canutt, doubling for Victor McLaglen in the more strenuous action scenes.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/27/2004
UPC: 0089218438591
Original Release: 1933
Rating: NR
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:11:00
Sales rank: 76,469

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Victor McLaglen McHale
Conchita Montenegro Panchita
Lois Wilson Mrs. McHale
Henry B. Walthall President Valenzuela
Regis Toomey Pat Collins
Ruth Hall Alice Lawton
Ivan Lebedeff Don Flavio
Tully Marshall Stone
John Farrell MacDonald Warden
Guinn "Big Boy" Williams Jones
Frankie Darro Chango
Edmund Breese Cabinet Officer
Henry Armetta Actor
Noah Beery Actor
William "Stage" Boyd Actor
Mathilde Comont Actor
William Desmond Actor
George Humbert Actor
Philo McCullough Actor
Pat O'Malley Actor
Buster Phelps Actor
Dewey Robinson Actor
Lloyd Whitlock Actor

Technical Credits
Ford I. Beebe Director
Prescott Chaplin Screenwriter
Tom Galligan Cinematographer
Nat Levine Producer
Ernest W. Miller Cinematographer
Ray Snyder Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [11:13]
2. Chapter 2 [12:18]
3. Chapter 3 [11:39]
4. Chapter 4 [14:34]
5. Chapter 5 [8:40]
6. Chapter 6 [11:21]

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