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His Private Life (1926)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Short  |  16 May 1926 (USA)
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Reggie Hemingway is a rich broker who continually bullies his valet. World War I breaks out and the valet enlists immediately. Reggie goes to the army later and arrives at the training camp... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Lupino Lane ...
Reggy Hemingway
Virginia Vance ...
His Fiancee
George Davis ...
His Valet
Glen Cavender ...
The Colonel
Wallace Lupino ...
An Army Cook
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Reggie Hemingway is a rich broker who continually bullies his valet. World War I breaks out and the valet enlists immediately. Reggie goes to the army later and arrives at the training camp to find that his valet is now a tough sergeant in charge of the recruits. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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His Service Comedy
16 April 2003 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A lovely little service comedy for Lupino Lane. He was one of the great acrobatic comics of the silent era, ranking with Keaton and Al St. John for the amazing complexity of his falls, and here, under the direction of Roscoe Arbuckle, he pulls some wonderful stunts. The drill scenes, where he is constantly out of step are not only funny, they are beautifully shot by cinematographer Byron Houck to bring out the size of the field: Arbuckle, unlike most comedy directors, did not insist on shooting in flat bright light.

Besides his physical dexterity, Lane also had a great talent for fighting with inanimate objects in a way that makes them seem alive and malevolent; if you've seen him work with his cape in the musical ME AND MY GIRL, you have an idea of his abilities in this arena. Here he gets to fight with a firehose, a stack of plates, and a huge and ill-tempered mass of dough.

Highly recommended.


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