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John Francis Dillon
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This is one of half a dozen early talkie comedies that Edward Everett Horton and Patsy Ruth Miller made. Although their comedy skills are very much in evidence -- I've enjoyed Mr. Horton in every role I've seen him in -- the screenplay is so obviously and mechanically written to hit all the keynotes of a one-set bed room farce that even Horton's mugging palled by the halfway mark. The usually delightful Louise Fazenda appears as an applicant for Mr. Horton's heart and Vera Lewis as a harpy of a mother is more hideous than funny.
The movie does pick up when a rowdy bunch of well wishers break into Mr. Horton's house and musical interludes ensue. Still, this movie, while it has its moments, is more interesting as a study of the problems that Hollywood had in transitions from silent to sound comedies. Patsy Ruth Miller would be out of the business in a year and Edward Horton would work until his death, delighting everyone with his fussy manner and patented triple takes -- but in supporting roles.
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