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Skinner's Dress Suit (1926)

Passed | | Comedy | 18 April 1926 (USA)

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Honey Skinner is proud of her successful husband. When he tells her he's going to ask for a raise, she knows he'll get it. He asks his boss just as their big client announces he's not ... See full summary »

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Ben Hendricks Jr. ...
E.J. Ratcliffe ...
Arthur Lake ...
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Mrs. Colby
Lionel Braham ...
Frona Hale ...
William H. Strauss ...
Tailor
Betty Morrissey ...
Miss Smith
Lucille De Nevers ...
Mrs. Crawford
Lucille Ward ...
Mrs. Jackson
Lila Leslie ...
Mrs. Wilkins
Broderick O'Farrell ...
Mr. Wilkins
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Honey Skinner is proud of her successful husband. When he tells her he's going to ask for a raise, she knows he'll get it. He asks his boss just as their big client announces he's not renewing his contract. He doesn't get the raise, but he's too embarrassed to tell his wife the truth. She starts making plans to spend that extra $10 a week; the first thing is a new dress suit for him and a new outfit for her so they can fit in at a swanky party. They're the hit of the party, and Honey is embraced by the 'smart set.' Meanwhile, business is bad and Skinner loses his job. The tailor is after him for payment on the suit, and Honey is still spending the salary he doesn't have. Written by Anonymous

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18 April 1926 (USA)  »

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A Casaca de Reginald  »

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Search high and low for it, and if it's playing at a festival SEE IT! You can thank me later...
3 June 2006 | by (Culpeper, VA USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this silent film under ideal circumstances, at a film festival using a tinted print accompanied by live & perfectly melded musical interpretation and with an appreciative audience. So with out hesitation I gave it a 10 out of 10 because it could not have been any better. The performances of the leads where charmingly enchanting, the plot simple and easy to identify with the comedy situation were refreshing. I walked out of this screening actually feeling refreshed when I over heard a fellow lucky viewer quoting the great William K. Everson who said of the title, "this is the kind of sublime film comedy that could not be repeated today." Later I would track down a fuzzy copy on VHS polluted with music that did not match the action. Search high and low for it, and if it's playing at a festival SEE IT! You can thank me later...


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