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Wife to Spare (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 20 November 1947 (USA)
Andy tries to fix a dilemma between a gold digging blonde and his brother-in-law who's smitten with her. This causes problems for Andy's wife.

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Andy Clyde
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Claude Upton
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Honey Jackson
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Mrs. Upton
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Andy tries to fix a dilemma between a gold digging blonde and his brother-in-law who's smitten with her. This causes problems for Andy's wife.

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Mrs. Ruthie Clyde: [after she, Claude, and Mr. Pratt all crash together in the hallway] You know, maybe they are right about you, you big lug!
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Edited into Blonde Atom Bomb (1951) See more »

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Andy Tries to Play Edgar Kennedy in a Three Stooges Short
2 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Dick Wessell is being sued by Christine MacIntyre -- whose Georgia Peach accept keeps slipping -- for writing her passionate letters. Dick ropes brother-in-law Andy Clyde into getting the letters, but Andy finds himself being blackmailed.

Andy Clyde's series at Columbia had changed a bit. Always an expert at playing the henpecked worm that turns, he's supplied not only with Lucille Browne as a wife, but with Vera Lewis as an acid-tongued mother-in-law and Dick Wessell as a layabout brother-in-law. It's based on Edgar Kennedy's successful shorts series at RKO. The problem is the other series was built around Kennedy's slow burn, and Andy's strength in humor was the mild-mannered man who figures things out slowly. Add in the cheap and obvious sort of humor that director Edward Bernds was used to supervising for the Three Stooges, and you have an ill-fitting comedy.


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