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A Prodigal Bridegroom (1926)

Ben returns from the big city with his pockets full of cash. A hard-hearted, gold-digging vamp ensnares him. Ben enjoys being ensnared. In order to get rid of his faithful sweetheart, he schemes up a preposterous tale.

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Randall Faye (story), Al Giebler (titles) (as A.H. Giebler) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ben Turpin ... Rodney St. Clair
Madeline Hurlock ... Gertie Gray
Andy Clyde ... Rodney's Father
Thelma Hill ... Lizzie Boone
William McCall ... Lizzie's Father
Irving Bacon ... Lizzie's Brother
Marvin Loback Marvin Loback ... Pete - the Hired Man
Dave Morris Dave Morris ... Gertie's Partner
Louise Carver ... Bonnie May
Barney Hellum Barney Hellum ... The Mudpack Salesman
Vernon Dent ... Gertie's Father in Flashback
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Ben returns from the big city with his pockets full of cash. A hard-hearted, gold-digging vamp ensnares him. Ben enjoys being ensnared. In order to get rid of his faithful sweetheart, he schemes up a preposterous tale.

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1926 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mack Sennett Comedies See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Rodney, you big dummy!!
18 July 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the story begins, Rodney (Ben Turpin) and Lizzie are in love and plan on marrying. However, later, when Ben goes to the big city, he meets a vamp on the train and practically as soon as he meets her, he's engaged to her. It's obviously NOT a love match for her....as, after all, he looks like Ben Turpin! But when Rodney returns home on the day he's to marry Lizzie, he concocts a funny tale of how he met this new woman and how he now MUST marry her. Despite his best efforts...things do NOT go well!

This is a modestly funny film. If it wasn't for his wonderful story he concocts to convince everyone it's okay that he's jilting Lizzie, the film would probably only earn a 4 as there aren't many laughs aside from this. Worth seeing.


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