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A man who has sworn off women and a woman who has sworn off men must find their budding relationship threatened by aggressive romantic rivals.

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Milton
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Helen
Tiny Sandford ...
Mortimer (as Stanley J. Sandford)
Kitty McHugh ...
Milton's Fiancée
Harry Bowen ...
Milton's Valet
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A man who has sworn off women and a woman who has sworn off men must find their budding relationship threatened by aggressive romantic rivals.

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25 October 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il giovane timido  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was the only collaboration between Mack Sennett and Buster Keaton. See more »

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Milton: I'm a woman hater.
Helen: I'm a man hater.
Milton: I haven't got a dime.
Helen: So what?
Milton: My name's Milton.
Helen: My name's Helen.
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"I'm a woman-hater." "I'm a man-hater."
1 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For years, it was commonly believed Buster Keaton done his first film work with Mack Sennett. In reality, the only time the two ever collaborated was in 1935, with the short film The Timid Young Man. The results are less than spectacular, though considering the gulf between the style of Sennett and the style of Keaton, I'm not sure if the two of them in a more ideal situation would have produced anything much better.

The film is rather uninspired with only Keaton's amusingly deadpan reactions to the nonsense around him to recommend it. His leading lady Lona Andre is not obnoxious, thank God above, and I think the two of them could have made a better team had they been given a decent script. As it is, the plot can barely sustain its twenty minute length: Buster and Lona have been unlucky in love with others, fall for one another, and find themselves at the mercy of a brute who wants Lora and a shrewish woman whom Buster promised marriage to while inebriated the night before.

There are some amusing moments, but I doubt you'll be laughing.


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