Beaux and Errors (1938)

 |  Short, Comedy  |  5 October 1938 (USA)
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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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Cast overview:
Edgar Kennedy ...
Edgar Kennedy
Vivien Oakland ...
Vivien Kennedy (as Vivian Oakland)
Billy Franey ...
Pop, Vivien's Father (as Bill Franey)
Eddie Dunn ...
Jimmy Dugan, Old Beaux (as Ed Dunn)
Eva McKenzie ...


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 <>

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Short | Comedy





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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.
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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Not great but at least Lake is not in it!
21 June 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In the 1930s and 40s, Edgar Kennedy made a long string of domestic comedies starring either Florence Lake or Vivian Oakland. I've seen a few of the ones with Lake, and frankly, she played an annoying and easy to hate character. So, when I found that he'd also made similar films with Oakland (who lacked the annoying laugh and was easier to like), I was thrilled--especially since I'd just bought two DVDs of these films!

The film begins with Edgar's wife complaining how he doesn't put any pride in his looks now that they've been married for many years. The neighbor has an idea--invite one of Vivian's old boyfriends for a visit--and see that he, too, has gone to seed. However, the neighbor was mistaken--and the old boyfriend isn't the fat old guy he thought he was. While not gorgeous, he was prettier than Edgar--and Edgar was worried what would happen next. What follows isn't all that funny....but at least Oakland isn't an actress that instills me with hatred--and Lake was! So, while not a great film, it was pleasant and mildly funny....mildly.

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