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Cornelius McNitt
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This marriage is the second for both Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius McNitt. His social-climbing second wife has recruited Clifford Figfield to stage and direct a charity pageant, which is more a means for her to hobnob with the social elite, and to nab Larry Lodge, the pageant's leading man, as a husband for her flighty daughter Phyllis, the pageant's leading lady. Larry ends up having eyes only for Sally McNitt, Mr. McNitt's visiting daughter, and she, in turn is interested in him. Some misunderstandings on Larry's part - he ends up believing that Sally is the household maid, and that she and Mr. McNitt are having an affair - and Mrs. McNitt;s attempt to maneuver Sally out of the way may prevent a Sally/Larry happy ending. But Phyllis's coming to a decision of her own and Mr. McNitt's looking out for the welfare of his daughter may throw wrenches into the proceedings. Written by Huggo

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162 feet of 2-strip Technicolor involving the Sennett Bathing Girls occurs at the beginning of Reel #1 and the end of Reel #2. See more »

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Lombard Doesn't Get the Man
19 January 2014 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Matchmaking Mamma (1929)

** (out of 4)

One of the last silents to be produced by Mack Sennett, this two-reeler gathers up a great cast but sadly the end result is rather lame. A mother (Daphne Pollard) decides to hook up her daughter (Carole Lombard) but this plans gets off course when her stepsister (Sally Eilers) shows up unannounced. MATCHMAKING MAMMA really isn't going to appeal to anyone except for those who must see everything Sennett produced or those wanting to see Lombard before she would switch over to sound. Those expecting to see a lot of Lombard will be disappointing because she's given a pretty thankless role that basically has her either standing or sitting around. With that said, she's quite beautiful so her just being here certainly helps keep the film moving. The rest of the cast are pretty good with Pollard doing a fine job as the mother and Eilers manages to be quite cute, although her stealing the man from Lombard seems pretty weird when viewed today. Even Andy Clyde shows up for a quick role. The film's biggest problem is the fact that it really doesn't contain any laughs and it's almost like they didn't even try to do anything funny. Another reason why film buffs might want to watch this is because there's some 2-strip Technicolor footage of Sennett's Bathing Beauties.


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