Saturday Morning (1922)

Hal Roach Studios
Starring:
 Ernest Morrison, Mickey Daniels, Jackie Condon
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan, Tom McNamara

Synopsis: The various members of the gang have chores to do on Saturday morning, but eventually each shirks their responsibilities to play pirates instead.

Cat Burglars (Scene Stealers): The first kid featured in this short is Ernest Morrison as he is awakened by a mule.  In the corner of the room near the stove he pours some milk into a saucer, then lifts one of the burner lids to reveal three kittens inside the stove!

Our Gang - Saturday Morning - three kittens inside stove burner

He lifts two of the kittens out of the stove and places them on the floor with the milk.

Our Gang - Saturday Morning - Ernest placing two kittens on floor with milk

After cutting away from a shot of some baby ducks, we see all three of the kittens drinking milk from the saucer on the floor.

Our Gang - Saturday Morning - three kittens drinking milk from saucer

But when it cuts back to the wide shot of Ernest he now takes the last kitten from the stove and places it on the floor.  An early blooper!

Our Gang - Saturday Morning - Ernest places third kitten on the floor

Final Mewsings: Kittens should not be used as kindling.


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