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A housewife tires of her husband's annoying behavior and returns to her mother. At first, the husband is quite pleased to have the house all to himself. But he quickly discovers that even the most basic domestic chores can be fraught with difficulty. Written by
This early slapstick comedy gets good mileage out of a fairly simple situation, and is amusing to watch. Max Linder carries most of the feature as a husband who is left to fend for himself while his wife is away. It pokes a lot of fun at his inability to handle simple domestic chores in the kitchen, at the market, and so forth. Perhaps the funniest sequences are of him washing the dishes and trying to cook dinner. It might carry the gag a bit longer than needed, but most of it works well. For its time, the slapstick is of good quality, and it's worth a look for anyone who enjoys comedies of the early silent era.
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