|Pass the Gravy|
Lobby card advertising film
|Directed by||Fred Guiol|
|Produced by||Hal Roach|
|Written by||Fred Guiol|
|Edited by||Richard C. Currier|
|Distributed by||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation|
Pass the Gravy is a 1928 short comedy silent film directed by Fred Guiol and supervised by Leo McCarey. It stars Max Davidson, Gene Morgan, Spec O'Donnell, Martha Sleeper, and Bert Sprotte. The movie was produced by Hal Roach and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. In 1998, the film was deemed "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
Schultz is proud of his prize-winning rooster, Brigham. Davidson, who lives next door, raises flowers and has a son named Ignatz. Schultz's son has just become engaged to Davidson's daughter. Although the two fathers don't get along, their children's engagement seems like a good time to bury the hatchet. A celebration dinner is planned and Ignatz is given two dollars to go purchase a chicken. But Ignatz, wanting to keep the money for himself, takes Brigham instead. When the families gather together to eat the chicken, Ignatz realizes that he left Brigham's 1st Prize tag on the now cooked leg. Gradually, they all realize the chicken is Brigham, everyone, except the two fathers, Schultz and Davidson. Ignatz runs away. The engaged couple pantomime the truth to Davidson who after a scuffle runs away too.
- Max Davidson - The father
- Gene Morgan - Schultz's son
- Spec O'Donnell - Ignatz
- Martha Sleeper - The daughter
- Bert Sprotte - Schultz
- Kenneth Turan (June 3, 2014). Not to be Missed: Fifty-four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film. Perseus Books Group. pp. 9–. ISBN 978-1-58648-396-8.
- "Max Davidson Comedies". Edition Filmmuseum.
- "Complete National Film Registry Listing | Film Registry | National Film Preservation Board | Programs at the Library of Congress | Library of Congress". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
- Pass the Gravy essay  by Steve Massa on the National Film Registry website
- Pass the Gravy at IMDb
- Pass the Gravy at Silent Era
- Pass the Gravy essay by Daniel Eagan in America's Film Legacy: The Authoritative Guide to the Landmark Movies in the National Film Registry, A&C Black, 2010 ISBN 0826429777, pages 136-137