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Bridge Wives (1932)

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Mrs. Smith is participating in a marathon bridge tournament, and Mr. Smith has become anxious and desperate as a result.

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Al St. John ...
Al Smith
Fern Emmett ...
Al's wife, Mrs. Smith
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Lynton Brent ...
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A marathon bridge tournament, which started three months ago, is being held at the home of Mrs. Smith, one of the competitors. As it finally nears its completion, Mr. Smith is becoming increasingly desperate and agitated over the situation. When the score ends in a tie, the tournament is extended for three more months. Mr. Smith is beside himself with rage - he ejects everyone from his home, and refuses to let his wife play any further. Later on, even when she tries to turn on the radio to listen to the broadcast of the game, Mr. Smith is thrown into a frenzy, and he starts to take out his accumulated frustration on the radio. Written by Snow Leopard

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21 February 1932 (USA)  »

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Five police officers are in the car responding to Fern's call, but only three police officers actually show up at the home. See more »

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Al St. John Underacts!
4 April 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

He screams, he rants, he pulls at his hair, he throws a radio through a wall and dives after it. For Al St. John this is underacting. He was one of the best fall takers in the industry, ranking with Buster Keaton and Lupino Lane, but his idea of acting was to behave like an agile toddler throwing a tantrum. After looking at a sizable portion of his more than two hundred movies over the forty years he spent in the industry, from BANGVILLE POLICE in 1913 to THE BLACK LASH in 1952 -- comic sidekick to Lash LaRue (Yes, there was an actor who went by that name) -- I must say that it's also pretty funny for once, because what is he screaming, ranting etc. about? His wife has been playing contract bridge for three months and the dirty dishes are piling up.

This is a very well-made comedy short, directed by Al's uncle, Roscoe Arbuckle under his pseudonym of William Goodrich. The gags are well done and the editing is also carefully handled. Although I strongly dislike Mr. St. John's performances, this is one funny short.


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