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In 1925, John becomes President of the prosperous Warren Bank when Maggie retires. Six years later, John, Helen and the two children are happy in their home, but the two mother-in-laws are still bickering. When Lizzy inadvertently starts a run on the bank, it closes when Maggie learns that John has done what she had told him never to do - used the bank bonds for a get rich quick scheme. To gain some money for the depositors, Maggie and John sell everything that they have and move in with Lizzy, who hounds them every day. Their only hope for a normal life is to get the bonds back from the crooks that have them. Written by
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When John goes to leave Lizzie's house, Maggie stops him at the front door. John is between Maggie and the door. But in the next shot Maggie is between the door and John - their positions have switched. See more »
The Only Movie Of Its Era To Be Resolved By -- Diarrhea
Yes, Marie Dresler drinks prune juice that she thinks is poison and she exits running.
Dresler is good. Never my cup of tea but she is a solid performer who surely holds the screen.
I watched this for Polly Moran, whom I've seen elsewhere. Here, Moran is OK -- just OK -- as Dressler's shrewish friend/foe. Too bad she has sunk into nearly total oblivion.
The plot is good hearted. Bad guys try to rob the townspeople. Dressler triumphs and all ends well.
I do wonder about the central plot mechanism: bonds. This came out during the Depression so maybe everyone was familiar with bonds and what they can do if used well and if used wrongly. I, however, not of that era, am vaguely familiar with them. They're like stocks only different, right? It seems odd to build a story about The Little Man around a somewhat sophisticated monetary entity.
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