The Jones family females decide to teach Father a lesson. He's neglecting the family business to run for mayor, so they decide to neglect their household chores.

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Jed Prouty ...
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Kenneth Howell ...
Jack Jones (as Ken Howell)
George Ernest ...
June Carlson ...
Florence Roberts ...
Billy Mahan ...
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Lolly
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Cracker McGurk
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Randolph Russell
Andrew Tombes ...
Wilbur Wentworth
Marvin Stephens ...
Irving Bacon ...
Gilligan
Helen Ericson ...
Betty
Harold Goodwin ...
Raymond
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The Jones family females decide to teach Father a lesson. He's neglecting the family business to run for mayor, so they decide to neglect their household chores.

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17 November 1939 (USA)  »

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