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Too Many Cooks (1931)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 18 July 1931 (USA)
Two young lovers are building their house, but their relatives don't stop interfering, finally cutting off the young man's income and alienating them, but he is impressing everybody by ... See full summary »

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Albert 'Al' Bennett
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Alice Cook
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Mr. Wilson (as Rosco Ates)
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Uncle George Bennett
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Ella Mayer
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Frank Andrews
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Father Michael J. Cook
Ruth Weston ...
Minnie Spring
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Two young lovers are building their house, but their relatives don't stop interfering, finally cutting off the young man's income and alienating them, but he is impressing everybody by continuing working at his home. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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The $6,988.28 Albert says is the cost of the house he's building would be the equivalent of nearly $109,000 in 2015. See more »

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Referenced in A Bronx Morning (1931) See more »

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Stale Situation Comedy
6 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film version of Frank Craven's stage play moves at a snail's pace, does not have a funny line of dialogue, and it's few physical gags fall flat. My favorite man-child, Bert Wheeler, stars without his then partner, Robert Woolsey, in a straight role. He has no chance to shine. His usual love interest, Dorothy Lee, is his co-star. Neither Wheeler nor Lee were much in the acting department; they are musical comedy stars. The film would have been lifeless with any cast, but using Wheeler and Lee without at least one musical number is a crime. There isn't even a background score. Not a note of music is heard until the final title card. The film could have been funny if Wheeler had been permitted to play the bewildered man-child which he was famous for. It could have benefited by casting Woolsey in the part played by the bland Hallam Cooley. Wheeler was capable of working without Woolsey and he proved this after Woolsey's untimely death. However, this film started with a flimsy foundation and required much re-vamping to make it an acceptable vehicle.


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