Oh! What a Day! (1923)
Production Company: Samuel Van Ronkel Productions (Universal Pictures Corp., distributor). Director: Norman Taurog. Writer: Unknown, from Sidney Smith’s comic strip The Gumps. Cast: Joe Murphy (Andy Gump), Fay Tincher (Min Gump), Jack Morgan (Chester Gump), Slim Hamilton (Uncle Bim). Transfer Note: Copied at 20 frames per second from a 35mm print preserved by George Eastman House from source material provided by the New Zealand Film Archive. Running Time: 26 minutes (silent, no music).
Oh! What a Day! is the third offering in Universal’s popular series inspired by The Gumps, the comic strip created by Sidney Smith in 1917 for the Chicago Tribune. With a clueless husband, a long-suffering wife, and an irrepressibly mischievous kid, this funny paper strip about the misadventures of an ordinary American family became an overnight hit. Soon it appeared in newspapers across the country, creating a built-in audience...