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Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925)

 -  Family | Short | Comedy  -  19 July 1925 (USA)
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Nanette sends a letter to her family telling of her new husband, Hillory. When Hillory arrives to meet the family, he gets insulted by each member, including the dog, and loses his wig. ... See full summary »

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James Finlayson ...
Hillory, the new husband (as Jimmie Finlayson)
Grant Gorman ...
Sonny
Jack Gavin ...
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Sally O'Neil ...
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Lyle Tayo ...
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Nanette sends a letter to her family telling of her new husband, Hillory. When Hillory arrives to meet the family, he gets insulted by each member, including the dog, and loses his wig. After having dinner with the family, Nanette's former lover returns, and Hillory must confront him. Written by Paul L

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Ja, Ja, Nanette  »

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The title is a spoof of the name of a hugely successful Broadway musical from 1925, "No, No, Nanette". See more »

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Yes, yes, why not?
19 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As has been noted, this one-reel short does indeed have an impressive pedigree from the perspective of Laurel and Hardy fans -- directed by Laurel, starring their perpetual tormentor James Finlayson, and featuring Hardy. However, on this occasion the talented group produced what was really only a throwaway -- a pleasant and likable throwaway, but still a throwaway. Most of the jokes center around the situation that Finlayson is a new groom who just doesn't look up to stuff for his bride's low-class family. Not an Earth-shaking scenario but it works well, with some fun business involving Fin's toupee and a curious 1920s representation of a snotty, gum-chewing teenage girl.

While I love Finlayson's support in the films of Laurel and Hardy, Charley Chase, and other Hal Roach Studios stars, I don;t really think he had what it takes to be a star on his own. He tends to rely a little too much on mugging and freezing his features into an astonished or disapproving "funny face." "'Babe' Hardy," as he is credited, is good in a small role as the uncouth ex-boyfriend. He had a lot of versatility and while he often played "the heavy" during his solo days could slip into almost any type of role.

In all, a fun and enjoyable nine minutes, but nothing to make it stand out too much.


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