Blunderer Robert Benchley is going to show some house guests the film he and his wife took on a vacation trip. He sets up the projector and the reel begins...and nothing good happens for Benchley from this point.

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A tongue-in-cheek look at the making and showing of home movies. An everyman sits with editing equipment amidst piles of loose film. He explains to us the ease and fun of putting home movies together. In a flashback, he takes us to a recent dinner party at his home where he narrated a showing of footage from a family trip to a lake. Parts are dull or out of focus, scenes run backwards, principles (such as a child) are obscured, heads are cropped by the top of the frame, and he and his wife differ over details. Will anyone be left when the show ends? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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17 February 1940 (USA)  »

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Included as a bonus on the Warner DVD of My Favorite Wife (1940). See more »

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Home Movies was a funny Robert Benchley short
24 January 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this Robert Benchley short as an extra on the My Favorite Wife DVD. He's at a desk surrounded by discarded film discussing the way to make and show home movies. Then we segue to his house where he's showing guests what he and his wife and child did on vacation. The shown film has some scenes running backwards, the child always blocked by either adults, some undercranking, and a shadow of an audience member walking out! All this I found hilarious and when Benchley is back in present with all those discarded film and he's smoking...well, watch this if you want to find out what happens. So on that note, I recommend Home Movies.


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