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His Ex Marks the Spot (1940)

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Buster's home life is disrupted when his ex-wife and her boyfriend move in.

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Buster - the husband
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Our hero and his young wife live hand-to-mouth because he has to pay his ex-wife $30 per week in alimony. He gets the bright idea to invite her to come live with them, so he won't have to pay. Elsie arrives, her boyfriend Radcliff in tow, and they proceed to take over the flat. After a horrid dinner, a sleepless night, and an awful morning, our hero's wife is ready to become ex-wife number two. He'd better think of a solution quick. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Ex Marks the Spot (1940)

** (out of 4)

In order to get out of paying alimony, Buster Keaton allows his ex and her new boyfriend to move into his home but all hell breaks loose. This here's another Columbia short that manages to get a few laughs but there's not too many here and this is certainly far from Keaton's classic work. This film (and the previous one) were directed by Jules White, which might explain the Three Stooges like humor that just doesn't work with the silent legend.

Available in Columbia's Buster Keaton set.


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