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What's the World Coming To? (1926)

Set 100 years in the future, women dominate society and men are the "weaker" sex, assuming the stereotypical roles of pampered women. A stay-at-home husband of a well-off successful ... See full summary »
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Claudia, the Blushing Groom / the baby
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Billie, the Bride
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Set 100 years in the future, women dominate society and men are the "weaker" sex, assuming the stereotypical roles of pampered women. A stay-at-home husband of a well-off successful businesswoman, Billie, is cheating on her. Another dominant woman tries to seduce Cook, but a ruckus breaks out when Billie returns home and finds the two flirting. Written by Movie Falcon

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17 January 1926 (USA)  »

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A Furious Future  »

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What's the World Coming To? was jointly restored in 2015 by Carleton University, New York University, and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. The 2K restoration was based on a 16mm print from the William K. Everson Collection at New York University. See more »

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A mildly amusing sci-fi comedy about role reversals.
17 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is the second sci-fi comedy about male role reversals on the disc "Hal Roach Presents Early Pathe Comedies" and they both have very similar notions...almost certainly spurred on by the women's movement of the early 20th century. After all, women just received the right to vote and these films predict that in the future, women will be the bosses and men will be highly feminized.

One Hundred years from now, folks fly around on zeppelins and Clyde Cook has just gotten married. However, his wife has little intention of being faithful and leaves poor Clyde at home. Clyde's father (James Finlayson) arrives and encourages his son to stand up to his wife and insist she stop her wicked ways. This does occur....but why? See the film.

Of the two, I preferred Snub Pollard in "Years to Come", though both are pleasant comedies and are unusual because of the role reversals.


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