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Fox Trot Finesse (1915)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  1 October 1915 (USA)
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Ferdie's wife is fox-trot crazy, wanting to go dancing all the time. To get out of it, Ferdie fakes an ankle injury. When his wife spies him walking without his crutch, she writes a letter ... See full summary »

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Ferdie's wife is fox-trot crazy, wanting to go dancing all the time. To get out of it, Ferdie fakes an ankle injury. When his wife spies him walking without his crutch, she writes a letter to her stern mother, inviting her to stay with them while Ferdie heals. Rather than face his mother-in-law, Ferdie admits he was faking his injury, and tears up the letter. Written by Anonymous

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Works Pretty Well
25 March 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

For a feature with a relatively simple premise, this works pretty well. It does a good job with its satire on a contemporary fad, and delivers some good laughs and some pretty good acting. Towards the middle, it does start to run out of steam a bit, but it soon moves on to an amusing finale.

Sidney Drew plays a man whose wife's obsession with dancing is getting on his nerves to the extent that he looks for a ruse to get away from it. He and his wife certainly make a natural couple, and Drew's facial expressions and his look of being perpetually harassed make for some amusing moments. Ethel Lee also works well as Drew's grim mother-in-law. The combination is pretty entertaining overall.

Although satires and parodies based on trends of the moment often lose much of their effectiveness when the original fad passes from the scene, this is an example of how a well-made movie of the genre can remain enjoyable long afterward.


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