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Why Is It? (1948)

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Short | 9 min | Comedy, Short

This short film, through a series of different situations, posits the age old question, "Why is it?" Why is it that every time you have an important appointment in the morning, you stay awake worrying about oversleeping? Why is it that ...See moreThis short film, through a series of different situations, posits the age old question, "Why is it?" Why is it that every time you have an important appointment in the morning, you stay awake worrying about oversleeping? Why is it that when a wife makes an effort to prepare a special meal from scratch, the husband always makes a face after eating it? And why is it that every time you go to a library, you sit next to the person who will be the most distracting? Written by Huggo See less
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Director
Dave O'Brien (as David Barclay)
Writers
Joe Ansen (original story and screenplay) | Dave O'Brien (original story and screenplay)
Producer
Pete Smith (as A Smith Named Pete)
Cinematographer
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Status
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Updated Sep 11, 1948

Release date
Sep 11, 1948 (United States)

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4 cast members
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Pete Smith
Narrator (voice) (as A Smith Named Pete) Narrator (voice) (as A Smith Named Pete)   See fewer
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Don Brodie
Annoying Man in Library (uncredited) Annoying Man in Library (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Short
Wife (uncredited) Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 37 votes