Uncle Claude comes to the Ardmore Beach Hotel to see Tommy and his wife. At the hotel, with his two granddaughters Ruth and Sally, Uncle Claude meets a wise talking employee named Letty ... See full summary »

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Uncle Claude comes to the Ardmore Beach Hotel to see Tommy and his wife. At the hotel, with his two granddaughters Ruth and Sally, Uncle Claude meets a wise talking employee named Letty which causes him to leave the Hotel. When he finds Tommy, he mistakes Grace for his wife and likes her and the way she keeps a clean house. To get a big check from Uncle Claude and to see how life is with the other, the two couples switch spouses for a week. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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16 October 1929 (USA)  »

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Parejas modernas  »

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In a separately filmed trailer, Vitaphone production reel #3090, Charlotte Greenwood, Grant Withers, and Marion Byron sing some songs from the film. See more »

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Version of So Long Letty (1920) See more »

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Carmen: Toreador Song
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Music by Georges Bizet
Sung briefly at the party
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One of the earliest talking pictures with a sit-com plot.
19 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The plot to this film is unusual in that it really seems like a 50s or 6os sit-com....seriously. However, this plot doesn't become very apparent at first and the initial portion of the film is just plain weird.

Grouchy old Uncle Claude arrives at an oceanfront resort with his two young granddaughters. It is VERY obvious that he is NOT there to have fun and nothing about the guy would say fun. Uncle Claude is simply a grouchy old guy...but a very rich one. Because of this, Letty (Charlotte Greenwood) annoys him incessantly trying to get him to buy ridiculous beauty treatments from the hotel's spa. She is so brash and so annoying that the old guy leaves the hotel--hoping to stay at his nephew's home. That way, too, he'll finally get to meet the young man's wife. Little does he know that Letty is the wife!

The next portion of the film is pure sit-com. It seems that the nephew is a bit irritated and horrified at Letty and her crazy lifestyle. He finds much more in common with his homemaker neighbor. However, this neighbor's husband isn't very happy with her--he thinks she is really dull. So, the two wives decide to switch husbands for a few days to let the husbands know if this is what they REALLY want. Plus, that way they can pass off the nice and domestic lady as the nephew's wife. Can this possibly work?

Overall, this is a fun little film that occasionally lets down the viewer due to the old fashioned nature of the plotting. Plus, you'll either love Miss Greenwood in this one or you'll hate her, as she does come on bigger than life!


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