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Lowly clerk Aubrey Piper has a fondness for exaggerating about himself to impress people. His fantastic tales of visiting China and working as a manager at his place of employment charm his blind date, quiet and lovely Amy Fisher. His false bragging and nearly burning down the Fisher home gets him in bad standing with Amy's family. But Amy is smitten and gladly accepts Aubrey's marriage proposal. Soon, Aubrey's spendthrift ways and show-off manners soon land the couple in financial and legal hot water. Written by
Daniel Bubbeo <DanNGM@aol.com>
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Skelton recreates the role of J. Aubrey Piper from the Broadway production of George Kelly's play by the same name. Skelton, whose medium was comedy and in his younger days, could do a prat-fall as good as Peter Sellers, made his fortune with a face that seemed made from putty and that marvelous element necessary to all good comedians, timing. Marlyn Maxwell, the gorgeous blond who stole our hearts in the Lemon Drop Kid with Bob Hope, another great comedian, singing "Silver Bells," and giving us another musical icon for the Christmas season, was very good in comedy roles, usually as the ingenue or naive girl-friend. There are some others in the excellent film, which might seem a bit slow and tedious to today's audiences, Marshall Thompson, Leon Ames, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson and Marjorie Main-- well known to us as Ma Kettle. The plot works around a guy who believes his own BS. Potential tragedy follows as the innocent Amy Fisher, against all the warnings and misgivings of her family, marries the loud-mouthed bragadaccio, Piper. It was a good play, a bit time-worn, and it was a good movie. Skelton is excellent as the hapless Piper and Maxwell (who once angrily retorted to someone who had compared her to Marlyn Monroe, "I'm the blond with her clothes on.") is great. No video, no DVD. Look for it on the late night show.
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