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My Wife's Relations (1922)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  May 1922 (USA)
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By accident, Buster and an intimidating woman end up married.

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When a large Irish woman falsely accuses Buster of breaking a window he is hauled before a Polish judge who speaks no English and assumes they are there to be married. She takes her new husband home to meet her four gorilla-like brothers. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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An interesting situation that never quite develops
17 March 2001 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

The sudden and mistaken marriage of Keaton to an unlikely bride is the incident that forms the basis for the plot. Confronted by animalistic in-laws, who would be any groom's nightmare, Keaton maneuvers through their opportunism and materialism. Somehow the pieces don't quite fit together. There are episodes that are almost very funny, but not quite. Perhaps grounded too deeply to contemporary reality, I'm never able to accept the premise that Keaton would acquiesce to this marriage without any form of challenge. Perhaps that direction in plot would have produced a greater opportunity for Keaton's brand of comedy to shine.


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