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I've seen the only extant reel, and it indicates that the film is a
witty precursor to the screwball comedies of the later 1930s.
Annabelle is trying to get back stock given to her by her husband (she foolishly gave it away as worthless), so she poses as a servant, along with her "high hat" friends, and secures a spot as servants. This is where the existing footage ends, but we do know that at the end of the movie, she gets back the stock.
And try to imagine Victor McLaglen with a mustache .
Maybe the film will turn up someday, hopefully with the Fox Movietone Follies of 1929.
The one extant reel is inconclusive. The plot is ridiculous. How could
a character not recognize her husband, regardless of whether they only
spent eleven hours together?
And what an absurd way to get out of town, posing with friends as a cook, gardener and other staff for a Long Island estate.
MacDonald is her usual vivacious self. McLaglen is unusually charming. The others are satisfactory.
The reel consists of two scenes - MacDonald and McLaglen meeting in a hotel lobby, followed by lunch and the plot to disappear with friends to Long Island.
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