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Along Came Auntie (1926)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 25 July 1926 (USA)
A divorced woman is set to receive $100,000 and quarts of diamonds from her divorce-disapproving aunt. Having taken in her first husband as a lodger, due to financial difficulties, and now ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Remington Chow - the 2nd Husband
Vivien Oakland ...
Mrs. Remington Chow - the Wife
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Mr. Vincent Belcher - the First Husband
Tyler Brooke ...
The Under-Sheriff
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Marie, the Maid
Lucy Beaumont ...
Aunt Alvira
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Frank L. Wilson ...
(as Frank Wilson)
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A divorced woman is set to receive $100,000 and quarts of diamonds from her divorce-disapproving aunt. Having taken in her first husband as a lodger, due to financial difficulties, and now living with her second husband, she must act to convince her aunt, that she is still married to her first husband, which is not taken gracefully by her second husband. Written by Paul L

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Tante kwam langs  »

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Edited into Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's (1965) See more »

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could have been a lot funnier
2 May 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is definitely a "lesser known" comedy short from the 1920s. The only reason I saw it was because it was on a DVD by Kino Films featuring non-Laurel and Hardy shorts featuring Ollie. They are interesting and historically important, but also generally average to below average for the style film. Compared to shorts by Chaplin, Keaton, Arbuckle and Lloyd, they are definitely a step below them in quality and humor. Also, the accompanying music was pretty poor by the standards of other silent DVDs. I ended up turning OFF the sound due to the inappropriateness of the music to set the proper mood. But, despite this, they are still worth seeing.

The short is about a divorced couple that try to pretend they are still happily married in order to get $100,000 from their grouchy aunt. This general plot is good and could have really been funny. However, after a promising start, the film lost energy FAST and finally it just degenerated into people hitting each other--slapstick in its simplest form with no real regard to plot.


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