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An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie Floud) from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter (Aggie). The complications increase when the town believes Arthur to be an Earl, and President Roosevelt decides to pay a visit. Written by
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John Alexander, who plays Teddy Roosevelt, also plays Teddy Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace. Teddy Brewster is under the delusion that he is Teddy Roosevelt. See more »
Gee, if you're an actor, we've got a chance, and if you're a good actor this could be the biggest job you ever had.
Yeah, and I'd be the star - that's a step up... and an audience of three - that's a step up.
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A rich American woman hires a British butler and brings him to New Mexico unaware that he's an American actor. A disappointing remake of "Ruggles of Red Gap," given the potentially potent teaming of Hope and Ball. The first segment of the film that takes place in Britain is so lame that it doesn't even elicit a chuckle. Once the action moves to New Mexico, there are a few laughs but the comedy is still labored. The funniest bit has to do with dogs chasing Hope instead of the fox during a fox hunt. Hope and Ball seem to be trying but the script is a dud. Alexander, who imagined he was Teddy Roosevelt in "Arsenic and Old Lace," plays the president here.
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