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"Of course I'm going to marry you... sometime." That's what Duke (Roland Young, from Topper and Philadelphia Story) tells Kate, played by Norma Lee, in one of the two credited roles she ever did. in the very next scene, she marries the next guy she meets, who happens to be "Kemp" (Elliot Nugent), who her dad treats like enemy number one . Kemp's claim to fame is : "I rule my own life, and I don't stammer!" You can see why she fell for him. This is all quite silly, but the picture and sound quality are actually pretty good for a film from 1929. It's all a family affair, because Kate's dad in the film is Elliott Nugent's actual father, J.C. Nugent. To confuse things further, Norma Lee was actually married to Elliott Nugent, who also wrote and directed. The Nugent father and son team had written the play on which this film is based. The editing is pretty rough. About halfway through, there's a scene where the camera stays on sister Ruth, while she makes eyes at Kemp for a minute or two; the camera stays on her for an extra long time, which is awkward in itself, then we cut back to the wide shot, and suddenly her mouth is down-turned, in an unhappy, dour look. The whole story starts with the question of the family deciding whether or not to accept the new husband, when everyone had expected her to marry Duke. More silly, smarmy looks from sister Ruth towards Kemp. Much ado about nothing. Elliott Nugent's acting is terrible... he should have stuck to writing. and Marion Shilling keeps turning to stare into the camera after she says a line. lame. At one point, she fondles his wrench VERY slowly and suggestively as she says: "Just think, here we are all alone in the world...". Could leave this film on while you are doing homework, or cleaning house, or something. big yawn.
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