In an effort to show wife Vivian her old boyfriend is in even in worse shape than he is, he invites him to spend the weekend but his father-in-law invites the wrong old beaux.

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Vivien Oakland ...
Vivien Kennedy (as Vivian Oakland)
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Pop, Vivien's Father (as Bill Franey)
Eddie Dunn ...
Jimmy Dugan, Old Beaux (as Ed Dunn)
Eva McKenzie ...
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To make Edgar do something about his physical condition, his wife has invited her old boy friend, in tip-top shape, to spend the weekend with them. In addition to getting worn out playing golf, Edgar overhears a phone call that makes him think Vivien is arranging to run off with his hated rival. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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5 October 1938 (USA)  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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Neighbor: You know we were admiring your pictures when you were young.
[laughs]
Neighbor: You certainly have changed!
Edgar Kennedy: [Flustered] As a boy.
Edgar Kennedy: [Sarcastically after she leaves through the front door] I'd like to see a picture of you when you were a baby!
Neighbor: [She reopens the door, hitting Edgar] I'll send you one... sometime.
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Composed by Euphemia Allen (a.k.a. Arhur de Lulli) (1877)
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Sweet short
9 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The slapstick is pretty much put aside and plot and characterization take center stage in this Edgar Kennedy two-reel comedy. Edgar's father-in-law invites an old flame of Vivian's for the weekend to rekindle some romance between Edgar and Vivian. But father-in-law Billy invites the wrong man. The comedy is sweeter and more sentimental than most of the Kennedy comedies which present him as the world's number one loser. Here we have more of the feel that would later be used by Jackie Gleason in the "Honeymooners". It's a nice change of pace for Edgar and I only wish that it would have contained a Gleasonesque "Baby, you're the greatest" punch line instead of the standard Kennedy punch line. But this is minor grumbling. Even people who dislike the usual two-reel slapstick will enjoy this sweet little situation comedy.


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