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Candid Cameramaniacs (1937)

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Short | 9 min | Short, Comedy

This MGM short film, part of the A Pete Smith Specialty series, takes a humorous looks at photography. Starting with Louis Daguerre's first photo, which terrified his maid, to wedding photos where the the groom sat and the bride stood, ...See moreThis MGM short film, part of the A Pete Smith Specialty series, takes a humorous looks at photography. Starting with Louis Daguerre's first photo, which terrified his maid, to wedding photos where the the groom sat and the bride stood, eventually anyone was able to take snaps. Newspapers wanted photos and cameramen took candid snaps. The challenges faced by the amateur photographer are explored, not the least of which is that they can be a real pest to their subjects, in this case the man's wife and son. Written by garykmcd See less
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Director
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Robert Lees (story) (screenplay) | Frederic I. Rinaldo (story) (as Fred Rinaldo) (screenplay) (as Fred Rinaldo)
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Updated Dec 11, 1937

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Dec 11, 1937 (United States)

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Bobby Caldwell
Sonny, Otto's Son (uncredited) Sonny, Otto's Son (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lester Dorr
Sneaky Cameraman at Wedding (uncredited) Sneaky Cameraman at Wedding (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Herbert
Turn-of-the-Century Photographer with Automobile (uncredited) Turn-of-the-Century Photographer with Automobile (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonid Kinskey
Otto (uncredited) Otto (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gwen Lee
Drowzina, Otto's Wife (uncredited) Drowzina, Otto's Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roger Moore
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Semels
19th Century Photographer with Moustache (uncredited) 19th Century Photographer with Moustache (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pete Smith
Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ferris Taylor
Bride's Father (uncredited) Bride's Father (uncredited)   See fewer
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E. Alyn Warren
Daguerre (uncredited) Daguerre (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 59 votes