Edgar decides to do a home plumbing job himself.



(story) (as Charles Roberts)


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Cast overview:
Jack Rice ...
Edgar's Brother-in-law
Burger, the lawyer
Mack, the plumber
Ken Christy ...
Charlie Hall ...
The Laundry Man
Armand 'Curly' Wright ...
Gardener (as Curly Wright)
City Inspector (as Charlie Delaney)


Edgar thinks that $100 is too much to pay for a new hot-water heater, and buys a used one for $39.99, pays $21.50 for needed accessories and then pays for help in getting the heater to his home. While installing it, Edgar manages to drench the man delivering his suit from the cleaners; sprays water over his brother-in-law, and is forced to hire the gardener to help him. The building inspector shows up after it is installed, at a cost of $172, and fines Edgar $50 for practicing plumbing without a license, $25 for having no installation permit, and then orders Edgar to remove it as it is a fire hazard. When it is removed, the walls of his house fall down. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Short


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Release Date:

7 October 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I'll Fix That  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Cute and funny
27 June 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Edgar Kennedy made a string of domestic comedy shorts for RKO in the 1930s and 40s. Most he made with Florence Lake (uggh!!) and Vivian Oakland. This one, however, has Sally Payne playing his beleaguered wife--as did in a few of his films (such as "Westward Ho Hum"). It's odd, but Edgar seemed to have three distinctly separate families in these films!!

"I'll Fix It" begins with Edgar begin told he needs a new hot water heater for $100. However, he's playing his usual hot-head and swears to do the job himself and save money. Naturally, nothing goes right and in the end it ends up costing a small fortune.

I liked this short--mostly because it had a nice premise and focused mostly on Edgar--not his family. His reactions were very nice and the film was well made. I wish the rest of the Kennedy shorts were this good and some of the Vivian Oakland ones were.

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