|Series:||All-Stars||♦||Distribution:||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer||♦||Director:||James W. Horne||♦||Cinematography:||Art Lloyd|
|Production:||S-15||♦||Type:||Silent short||♦||Producer:||Hal Roach||♦||Editor:||William H. Terhune|
|Released:||05 January 1929||♦||Length:||2-reels||♦||Titles:||H.M. Walker||♦||Story:||Leo McCarey|
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|Anita (Garvin) and Marion (Byron) are fired from their bakery jobs after Marion falls on a cake (the words "GREETINGS" is etched in cream across her rear end as they walk off down the street).
Further along the street, a couple (Edgar Kennedy and his wife) confide in a private detective (Max Davidson) that their baby has been stolen and offer a handsome reward for his return. A middle-aged woman is then seen walking down the street carrying a baby girl. She spots the police following her and quickly hands her child to Anita and Marion and flees the scene. Max spots the ladies with the baby, as does policeman Harry Bernard, but nobody says a word. The girls decide to try and get rid of the child by getting it to follow a line of young children into a nearby orphanage. Max catches up with the girls and after a brief exchange he follows them down the street as they hurry away.
• Production S-15 - All-Stars series.
• Copyrighted December 27, 1928.
• August 8-21, 1928 with retakes October 1-4, 1928.
• The title of the film has a certain irony. Anita's grandchildren affectionately addressed her as Ga-Ga!
• For three knocks on the door, a man hands a glass of beer through the hole. I don't want to think about what he would stuck through the same hole for 4 knocks!
• A reward of $10,000 is offered for the safe return of the baby. That was an enormous amount of money for 1929!
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|SHOT ON THE LOT
The following scenes were filmed on the Hal Roach Back Lot and are included in the TOUR
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