An American ambassador arrives in a small country that is being convulsed by political intrigue and civil unrest. He befriends the young boy who is to be the country's king, to ensure that ... See full summary »
Rogers plays a small town banker in the 1890s whose chief rival is the deacon (Middleton) with whom he has traded horse flesh. Taylor is a bank teller who places a winning $4,500 bet on a ... See full summary »
In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a ... See full summary »
"Too Busy to Work" features Will Rogers at his charming best. But, interestingly enough, this film feels a little different than his usual type of film. It seems years ago he was married and had a child, but after having been away serving his country, he comes back only to find his wife had left him for another man. After being a drifter for years now, he decides to find out what ever happened to his wife and the man who stole his life. He finds his daughter, who is of course very sweet and naive, and she takes to him, despite him looking like a bum and a loser. But he doesn't tell her who he is, and the rest of the film is how he fits himself into their lives, including her half-brother Dick Powell. The film moves along with its usual Will Rogers lackadaisical pace, but it is captivating at the same time and it possesses a certain poignancy and sensitiveness to it with the quiet personality of the daughter and the tender scenes between Will Rogers and her. But what does Will do about it? Watch "Too Busy to Work" and see how Will can grab you with his disposition and how he can spend time doing something close to nothing.
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