Pete Smith Films: MENU written by
Thorne Smith

This Pete Smith films short, MENU, was written by Thorne Smith while working at MGM in Hollywood.

You used to be able to watch this amusing short film on the Thorne Smith Channel on YouTube. 

In early February 2017, Warner Brothers Entertainment had the video pulled down.  Now the only way I know of to see this film is to buy the Katharine Hepburn 100th Anniversary Collection DVD set because "MENU" is available as an extra bonus included in that package.

Why they put it on a Katharine Hepburn collection makes no sense whatsoever to me.  If Warner Brothers Entertainment really understood their customer and wanted to improve their chances of selling more DVDs, they could've easily put this little MGM gem on any of their Una Merkel DVD releases as an extra bonus.

In any case, I highly recommend buying the Hepburn Collection just to have this piece of Thorne Smith film writing in your home library for your enjoyment. 

I've included a link in the text above so that you don't have to go searching for it.  Please note that if you do buy through our link here, we may actually get paid a few pennies, which we will gladly use to help keep this website running.  


There's not a lot of information available about this little novelty film but I'll be adding information on producer Pete Smith, director Nick Grinde, actors Franklin Pangborn and Luis Alberni plus actress Una Merkel, soon.

Apparently this Pete Smith Specialty was nominated for an Oscar Award in 1934 in the category of Best Short Subject, Novelty.

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