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Slipping Wives (1927)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  3 April 1927 (USA)
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Neglected by her husband, our heroine decides to make him jealous by getting the handyman to play a literary genius at a party and flirt with her.

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Neglected by her husband, our heroine decides to make him jealous by getting the handyman to play a literary genius at a party and flirt with her.

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The story of a drifting husband and wife who no longer talk to each other-they bark.

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Carried by great situational comedy and performance gusto
29 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Priscilla (Priscilla Dean) is married to an artist named Leon (Herbert Rawlinson), who doesn't show much interest in her or anything romantic, ignoring her requests, no matter how intimate or personal, at the dinner table while he reads the morning paper. Priscilla decides that the only way to try and win his affection is to make him jealous. Things take an unexpected turn when a paint salesman (Stan Laurel) shows up at the door to solicit his products to Leon, to which Priscilla intercepts his request by trying to coerce Stan into making Leon jealous, all the while the couple's butler Ollie (Oliver Hardy) finds himself in on the whole thing.

Such is the premise for the Laurel and Hardy gem Slipping Wives, which features enough substantial physical comedy and ribald situational humor to make the twenty-three minute short film fun and memorable. Laurel and Hardy team up before they were billed as a regular duo to deliver the same kind of comedy that made them and their feature films famous. Consider the scene where Stan and Ollie get in a fight, with Ollie ending up in the bathtub, in classic, silent comedy fun. Scenes like this provide an ostensibly-stunted premise with more life and gusto than one would initially expect.

Laurel and Hardy, regardless of how physical they can get with each other, still make for one of the most fun silent duos in history, effortlessly carrying out solid situational pranks and giddy scenarios that find new ways to be joyfully silly but touching and memorable. Slipping Wives is simply no exception.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Priscilla Dean, Herbert Rawlinson, and Albert Conti. Directed by: Fred L. Guiol.


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