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Holding His Own (1928)

After a fight with his neighbor over their Model Ts, Ben's tuxedo is ruined. Unfortunately, the suit he gets as a replacement doesn't hold up too well.

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Ben Muggs
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After a fight with his neighbor over their Model Ts, Ben's tuxedo is ruined. Unfortunately, the suit he gets as a replacement doesn't hold up too well.

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11 August 1928 (USA)  »

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On 7 May 1929, 15 short comedies, this title among them, were announced by Artclass for 1929 release. This article appeared in the 11 May 1929 edition of Exhibitors Herald-World. No specific dates for the individual titles have yet been determined. See more »

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It's just okay.
10 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is one of several short comedies that Ben Turpin made for the Weiss Brothers towards the end of the silent era. Of the three Turpin comedies on the DVD, this is the only one that shows serious evidence of degradation over time due to the use of nitrate stock. It was recently released along with several other Weiss Brothers shorts on a DVD entitled "Weiss-O-Rama".

This is a perfectly average film about the adventures Ben goes through on the way to a society party with his wife. The first half is about him having a run-in with an obnoxious neighbor and in the second he discovers his tux is dirty and does some silly maneuvering to get another one.

While I like old comedies and have seen Ben in several excellent ones, this one just didn't make me laugh all that much. Plus, the best part of the film (the tux that falls apart as he dances) was stolen from the Harold Lloyd film, THE FRESHMAN--and Lloyd sure did it a lot better.


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