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 ... See full summary »
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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The last of the three Dressler/Moran co-starring comedies
This is as much serious drama - of the Frank Capra variety - as comedy. Dressler gives another fine performance as a retired bank president during the depression. There's swindlers aplenty and an amazingly inept son, who manages to make all the wrong decisions with his mother's nest egg bonds, originally intended to be security for the bank's clients should any run occur. The plot devices to create pathos and dramatic tension don't always hold up, but like the trouper she was Dressler invests every moment in realistic, naturalistic acting. She was a real professional, who imbued every vehicle with inherent belief in her subject matter and subsequently, always carried that vehicle with aplomb.
See this one for great fun and some good drama.
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