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Hot Water (1924)

Episodic look at married life and in-law problems. Adventures include a ride on a crowded trolley with a live turkey; a wild spin in a new auto with the in-laws in tow; and a sequence in ... See full summary »

Directors:

Fred C. Newmeyer (as Fred Newmeyer), Sam Taylor

Writers:

Sam Taylor (story and titles), John Grey (story and titles) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Hubby Harold
Jobyna Ralston ... Wifey
Josephine Crowell ... Wifey's Mother - Mrs. Winnifred Ward Stokes
Charles Stevenson Charles Stevenson ... Wifey's Big Brother - Charley Stokes
Mickey McBan Mickey McBan ... Wifey's Little Brother - Bobby Stokes
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Episodic look at married life and in-law problems. Adventures include a ride on a crowded trolley with a live turkey; a wild spin in a new auto with the in-laws in tow; and a sequence in which Hubby accidently chloroforms his mother-in-law and is convinced that he has killed her. When she begins sleep-walking, he thinks that she has returned to haunt him. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Taglines:

Hubby - a man who was never going to fall for a pair of soft-boiled eyes! (Lobby card).

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Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

26 October 1924 (USA) See more »

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Hubby See more »

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| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to a contemporary news article, the dog appearing in the film was named Jack. He was a deaf, cross-eyed stray that was rescued by a property person while this film was being made. Jack was nicknamed the Ben Turpin of dogdom. See more »

Goofs

When the traffic cop issues Hubby Harold a ticket, in part it reads "You are hereby notified to appear at Police Headquarters within twenty-four hours of the above date....", but there is no date or time or any other handwritten data on the ticket save for the policeman's signature, nor is there any designated space to write such information. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: Married life is like dandruff - it falls heavily upon your shoulders - you get a lot of free advice about it - but up to date nothing has been found to cure it.
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Alternate Versions

Original version of the film contained a scene where the Hubby sets down a bunch of packages, including a live turkey, on a mailbox while he ties his shoe. A post man comes by and loads everything into his truck. He is gone when Harold looks up from his shoe, and finds everything missing. It seems like a funny gag, but it had no effect on test audiences, so it hit the bin. See more »

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good start, then loses steam
18 October 2001 | by JaJWMSee all my reviews

The Harold Lloyd movies I've seen (The Kid Brother, Safety Last) tend to depend on Harold's brilliant ability to hang hilarious gags on a rather flimsy plot, and this film is no different. It has some very funny moments (Harold and the turkey; Harold and the battleaxe mother-in-law) and a superb opening scene in which he falls in love at first sight, but the later assaults on his in-laws aren't very well motivated. One feels sympathy for his wife's Wagnerian mother;she even cries in one scene. The very handsome Lloyd is much more intersting as a young swain. For obnoxious in-law comedy that really works try W.C. Fields' "It's a Gift" and "The Man on the Flying Trapeze," the latter containing some elements similar to Lloyd's film.


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