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Fred C. Newmeyer,
John T. Prince
As a young married couple are bringing home a jug of bootleg liquor, the wife stops to do some shopping. In the meantime, the husband meets his brother-in-law, who asks him to look after his two children for a while. The husband reluctantly takes the children home, where he and his wife find it very difficult to keep them out of trouble or harm. The husband encounters a series of mishaps in hiding his liquor and in getting milk for the youngest child. To make things even worse, a neighbor warns them that there is a burglar loose in the neighborhood. Written by
This Harold Lloyd comedy has some funny sequences that are enjoyable to watch, even though it is somewhat uneven overall. Lloyd himself is always funny, and it is only a matter of providing him with decent material in order to make for good comedy. This feature pulls together several sequences with comedy ideas that very somewhat in their level of creativity, and that do not always fit together all that well.
Lloyd and Mildred Davis star as a young married couple. One of the interesting aspects of the movie is the short animated sequence at the beginning, which apparently replaced a reel of material that did not turn out as well as everyone had hoped. The main body of the film as it stands follows Lloyd and Davis as they contend with Prohibition, baby-sit some troublesome children, and deal with a neighborhood burglary threat.
A number of the gag ideas work well, and the two stars also get some help from imposing Noah Young in the second half of the movie. The young child playing their nephew is also quite believable as a young trouble-maker. There are a few stretches of relatively routine slapstick material, but the good parts make it worth seeing.
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