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Don't Play Bridge with Your Wife (1933)

Three games of bridge over the ages are presented. Each game has two husband/wife couple playing against each other. The first two games take place during prehistoric times and with King ... See full summary »

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Dorothy Roberts
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Stoneage Woman / Anne Boleyn
Ruthelma Stevens ...
Stoneage Opponent's Wife / Duchess of Worcestshire / Mrs. Haley
Cornelius Keefe ...
Edward Baker
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Stoneage Bridge Player / King Henry VIII / Mr. Roberts (as Rychard Cramer)
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Kibitzer
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Stoneage Opponent / Duke of Worcestershire / Mr. Haley (as Ted Strobach)
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Three games of bridge over the ages are presented. Each game has two husband/wife couple playing against each other. The first two games take place during prehistoric times and with King Henry VIII respectively. Although the names, places and faces have changed, the two games are remarkably similar in tone, with the end result having a wife clobber her husband over the head because of a series a stupid plays leading to losing the game. However, by the twentieth century, when the third game is played, things, including the way bridge is played, are more refined. One couple are very much in love newlyweds Eddie Baker and Dorothy Baker née Roberts, who had to overcome many obstacles, including the disapproval of her parents, to get married. While on their honeymoon, the hotel steward sets up a spur of the moment game for them with fellow hotel guests, Mr. & Mrs. Haley. The game doesn't go nearly the way Eddie and Dorothy would like. Dorothy does not clobber Eddie over the head, but the ... Written by Huggo

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13 January 1933 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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The language spoken by the Stone Age bridge players is Pig Latin. See more »

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Honeymoon Bridge
28 September 2012 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A million years ago, when everyone spoke Pig Latin, they played bridge badly. In the days of Henry VIII they played bridge badly. And in the 1930s they played bridge, always badly and with lots of arguments. The King usually won. Even if he had to trump his partner's ace.

This is one of the best of the Mack Sennett sound films that didn't star Bing Crosby or W.C. Fields, mostly because of the gags -- there's a lovely one involving a swing. It also has more of a story than most, as Cornelius Keefe and Nora Lane get married -- and lose a lot of money playing bridge on their honeymoon. They are both pretty stiff in their performances, but the situations are funny.


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