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MGM's adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's classic comedy about small time life benefits from a sturdy cast, especially Spring Byington and Lionel Barrymore. There is also Mickey Rooney who gives a delightful performance as a pre-adolescent son. But it is Wallace Beery, who plays the drifter uncle, that garners the most attention.
Check out the dinner table scene where Berry's character stuffs the shellfish in his mouth. And don't miss the long drunk scene, which is brilliant. Despite the antics, it is a surprisingly restrained performance.
Remade by MGM, as a musical called Summer Holiday, with Mickey Rooney in a more prominent role.
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