Pappa Wheeler hires a recently-discharged soldier, Clarence Smith, to repair a water heater and Wheeler keeps him on as an odd-job man around the house. Clarence discovers a few situations ... See full summary »

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Pappa Wheeler hires a recently-discharged soldier, Clarence Smith, to repair a water heater and Wheeler keeps him on as an odd-job man around the house. Clarence discovers a few situations brewing in the Wheeler household; daughter Cora is in love with past middle-age fortune hunter, Tobias; son Bobbie is in love with his sister's friend Violet and Mrs. Wheeler also believes her husband is interested in Violet; and the maid, Della and the butler, Dinwiddle, are working a shakedown racket on Bobbie. Clarence decides to straighten matters out, and soon has gotten rid of Tobias and exposed the maid's racket. But he falls in love with Violet himself. Returning from a date with her in the wee hours of the morning, Mr. Wheeler demands an explanation, which Clarence refuses to give. The miffed-Tobias returns to accuse Clarence of being an escaped embezzler. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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BOOTH TARKINGTON'S FAMOUS COMEDY RIOT, AN ALL-TIME AMERICAN FAVORITE! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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12 February 1937 (USA)  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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