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This is probably Wheeler & Woolsey's best film! It concerns the old stage-play scenerio of an old widow who is being swindled into selling her store & moving into the Old Folks Home.
W & W meet her just in the nick of time, and turn her failing store into a thriving enterprise. This film is notable for being a "period-piece" -- there are all sorts of references to Prohibition, and the "bad guys" substitute booze for the "lemon soda" in the Old Lady's drugstore (getting everyone drunk & arrested!).
W & W are in "top form", with plenty of wisecracks, jokes, and funny situations (one of them being on the run from railroad agent Charles Middleton, for riding on a train without a ticket (or money!).
This film brings back a MUCH simpler, happier, innocent time, and for that reason alone it's worth seeing!
Norm (PS...I'm a W & W fan, but DON"T see their "Rio Rita"; it's a TERRIBLE film! Abbot & Costello remade it, and the scene that A & C aren't in are terrible, also!).
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