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Lonely Wives (1931)

 -  Comedy  -  22 February 1931 (USA)
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A lonely husband, whose wife has been away, hires a look-a-like impersonator to fill his place and fool his mother-in-law while he plays around with a pretty coquette. His wife returns that night and confusion prevails.

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Richard 'Dickie' Smith / Felix, the Great Zero
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Madeline Smith
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Kitty 'Minty' Minter
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Andrews, the Butler
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Mrs. Mantel
Maurice Black ...
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A lonely husband, whose wife has been away, hires a look-a-like impersonator to fill his place and fool his mother-in-law while he plays around with a pretty coquette. His wife returns that night and confusion prevails.

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Richard 'Dickie' Smith: [pouring brandy into glass] You're quite sure that this is fit for a lady?
Andrews, the Butler: That will fit anybody, sir.
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Sung by Maude Eburne
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A fluffy little pre-code comedy
6 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maybe it is as not as good as I rated it, but I thoroughly enjoyed this little movie. It has lots of little saucy lines in the script and the main character, a defense attorney, delivers his with style and wit. His secretary is quite a little number as well.

I am sure this does not rank up there in any list of great early films, and I had never even heard of it, but I came across it on youtube today, posted in full, and completely enjoyed it.

When a client comes to call, the lawyer tells him he can only spare five minutes. The client flatters him and he responds "maybe 10 minutes." Not hysterical but the way he says it brought a laugh.

Overall, maybe a silly little film, but not a bad one, and fun to watch.


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