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Skinner's Dress Suit (1926)

Passed | | Comedy | 18 April 1926 (USA)
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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Skinner
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Mrs. Honey Skinner
Ben Hendricks Jr. ...
Perkins
E.J. Ratcliffe ...
McLaughlin
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Tommy
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Mrs. Colby
Lionel Braham ...
Jackson
Frona Hale ...
Mrs. McLaughlin
William H. Strauss ...
Tailor
Betty Morrissey ...
Miss Smith
Lucille De Nevers ...
Mrs. Crawford
Lucille Ward ...
Mrs. Jackson
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Mrs. Wilkins
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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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Version of Skinner Steps Out (1929) See more »

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Not a slapstick comedy
21 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

but a social comedy, about how, while clothes don't make the man, they allow you to disguise who you are. This comedy is neatly performed with a fairly high-brow air. It is interesting to watch Arthur Lake in a small role, as this sort of role, played for pure slapstick, is the sort of thing he performed for twenty years as Dagwood in the BLONDIE series and tv show.


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