Through some complications he got himself into involving some oil stocks and his son's fiancee, Leon is up to his bald head in trouble when he invites the boss to dinner, and has to keep his guests apart.



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Cast overview:
Son's Fiancee
Paul Maxey ...
Leon's Boss
Charles Coleman ...
The Butler
Chris Patterson
Patsy O'Connor


Leon's son Larry is engaged to be married to Ruth, the daughter of his boss J.B. Robbins. Before the engagement, Larry had gotten involved in a speculative investment, but now he decides to back out because he knows that Robbins disapproves of speculation. When Larry discusses the situation on the telephone, Leon overhears and misunderstands. So, when a young woman comes to their home to demand money for Larry's investment, Leon panics, assuming that Larry has gotten personally involved with her. Written by Snow Leopard

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Short | Comedy





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5 August 1949 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Has Some Good Moments That Make Up For the Slower Stretches
9 September 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This short comedy has some good moments during the kind of complicated mix-up that Leon Errol's short comedies often have. This is not one of the best ones, since it takes more time than usual to set things up, and then even after that it has some slow stretches. Errol himself is as good as always with his comic over-reactions to everything, but the story does not give him as much to work with as do those in some of his other movies.

The story has Leon trying to help out his son, who has recently become engaged. There is a series of misunderstandings that build up as things move along, and they do produce a couple of funny sequences. At other times, though, there is not really enough material to be entertaining. It's not bad, but Errol made a lot of other two-reelers that are more amusing than "Oil's Well That Ends Well".

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