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Hot Water (1924)

Episodic look at married life and in-law problems. Adventures include a ride on a crowded trolley with a live turkey; a wild spin in a new auto with the in-laws in tow; and a sequence in ... See full summary »

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Episodic look at married life and in-law problems. Adventures include a ride on a crowded trolley with a live turkey; a wild spin in a new auto with the in-laws in tow; and a sequence in which Hubby accidently chloroforms his mother-in-law and is convinced that he has killed her. When she begins sleep-walking, he thinks that she has returned to haunt him. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Hubby - a man who was never going to fall for a pair of soft-boiled eyes! (Lobby card).

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The real-life name of the turkey in the film is Genevieve. See more »

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When Harold takes off the chloroform bottle from the kid its label has the inscription "Alcohol 2%". Later when he gives a dose to mother the label has no longer the same inscription See more »

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Hubby: It's that mother-in-law of mine again! She has a natural gift for destruction.
Neighbor: Let me tell you how to handle your mother-in-law! I know all about them - - and I have the scars to prove it.
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A Fun Romp With Mr. Lloyd
7 January 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

This is an unusual domestic comedy for Harold Lloyd. Instead of spending the movie trying to "get the girl," he marries her in the first few minutes and spends the next hour dealing with the trials of wedded bliss.

In a way, the feature can really be seen as a melding together of 3 shorts. In the first, Harold attempts to navigate his way home with multiple small packages & a very live turkey. In the second, Harold illustrates the pitfalls of taking the in-laws (including a monstrous mother-in-law) for a ride about town in the new family car. In the third segment, well - it's hilarious, but you'll need to see it for yourself...

Harold Lloyd is wonderful throughout. But then you expected that, didn't you?


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