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Weekend for Three (1941)

Approved | | Comedy | 12 December 1941 (USA)
A young married couple's weekend is interrupted by the arrival of a brash, loud-mouthed acquaintance of the wife, who knew her before her marriage. He immediately proceeds to turn their ... See full summary »

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A young married couple's weekend is interrupted by the arrival of a brash, loud-mouthed acquaintance of the wife, who knew her before her marriage. He immediately proceeds to turn their life upside-down, despite their best efforts to politely get rid of him. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 2, 1946 with Dennis O'Keefe reprising his film role. See more »

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Jim 'Jimbo' Craig: Why do so many marriages fail?
Fred Stonebraker: Because women are such lying, scheming, deceitful, mercenary hellcats?
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Auld Lang Syne
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Played by the band to signal the end of the evening
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Pretty Funny If You Can Get Past Randy
5 October 2016 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

How funny you find the film may depend on how funny you think the Energizer Bunny is on steroids. Actor Reed's obnoxious Randy is supposed to be over-the-top, and he certainly is since he never stops moving or shouting. The trick here is being obnoxious without being so dislikable as to off-put audiences. No wonder Jim (O'Keefe) wants loudmouth Randy out of his and wife Ellen's house after he has come to visit. But like "the man who came to dinner", the oblivious guest always finds a new excuse to stay. Plus, he's joining Ellen in the energetic night- clubbing she misses from her businessman husband. So what's Jim to do since he seems too gentlemanly to insist that Randy use the door, permanently.

O'Keefe is one of the sorely neglected performers of that period. Adept at both comedy and drama, he's perfect here as the flustered husband. And catch a young Jane Wyatt in some glamorous get-up's; but why did I keep expecting Bud, Kathy and Betty to show up. After all, Jane's anything but a dowdy mother here. And I agree with other reviewers that skilled comics Pangborn and Conreid are unfortunately under-used.

All in all, it's a fast moving hour, penned by the notable New York wits, Parker and Campbell. I suspect the movie's not better known because of its short runtime, absence of top tier stars, and Reed's off-putting character. Nonetheless, Weekend is still a fairly funny little farce.


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