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Believe It or Not #2 (1930)

Unrated | | Short | 11 June 1930 (USA)
The second entry in the Believe It or Not series of shorts begins with Robert Ripley in his office sorting his mail. At the time he received about one million pieces of mail per year, more ... See full summary »

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Murray Roth

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Wallace Sullivan (script)
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Complete credited cast:
Robert L. Ripley ... Himself (as Robert Ripley)
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The second entry in the Believe It or Not series of shorts begins with Robert Ripley in his office sorting his mail. At the time he received about one million pieces of mail per year, more than any other individual. He shows the audience several of the more oddly addressed envelopes. These include one addressed in Morse code; one in Hebrew, one using the naval flag code; and one with a small tear to the left of a picture of Robert E. Lee (i.e., "Rip + Lee" = Ripley). A U.S. marshal then enters the office and arrests Ripley. He is brought to court to defend several of the claims made in his books and newspaper columns. One claim is that "The Star-Spangled Banner" is not the national anthem of the USA (it wasn't until 1931). Another is that Charles A. Lindbergh was actually the 67th person to fly nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. (The first nonstop flight was made in 1919 by a pair of aviators in one plane, and two dirigibles with more than 30 passengers each also made crossings before... Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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USA

Language:

English

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11 June 1930 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Vitaphone

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1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone Production Reel #1038. See more »

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Although Ripley is identified with that name in the onscreen credits, the judge calls him Robert Ripley. See more »

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Follows Believe It or Not #1 (1930) See more »

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Second in series of tall tales from Robert Ripley's "Believe It Or Not" series...
6 May 2009 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Ripley takes the stand in a make-believe courtroom to testify that his tall tales are all true, under grilling of a persistent prosecutor.

Among them: The Star Bangled Banner is not America's National Anthem but instead is based on a British drinking song with the exact same melody.

The Statue of Liberty was built atop a military prison, which is the ground it stands on.

He explains how 62 people flew over the Atlantic before Charles Lindberg--most of them in a dirigible.

And how a boy stricken with a strange disease aged very suddenly and died in the form of an old man at seven years of age. (Brings to mind the current film, THE STRANGE CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON in which the reverse was true).

And finally, how a man held his arm over his head for a period of ten years (which has got to be some kind of record) -- so long, he says, that birds built a nest in his hand! Another odd entry in the Ripley series--but what did you expect?

Summing up: Not done with much style and clearly an oddity from the past.


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