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Saturday Afternoon (1926)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 31 January 1926 (USA)
Henpecked husband Harry is coerced by a good time pal to go on a clandestine double date. Of course, no good will come of this, as they encounter streetwalkers, bumpy roads, and a couple of toughs previously jilted by their dates.

Director:

Harry Edwards

Writers:

Arthur Ripley (story and scenario), Frank Capra (story and scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Harry Langdon ... Harry Higgins
Alice Ward ... Mrs. Harry Higgins
Vernon Dent ... Steve Smith
Ruth Hiatt ... Pearl
Peggy Montgomery ... Ruby
Leo Willis ... Rival Boyfriend
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Storyline

Harry and his friend have planned to go out for an afternoon of fun. But first, Harry must figure out how to slip away from his domineering wife with some money to spend. Once he finally does get away, he finds that his troubles are only beginning. Written by Snow Leopard

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed
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Goofs

Steve Smith picks up a magazine and flips through it. In the next shot, it has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Rival Boyfriend: We'll fix those saps so they'll never take you out again!
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Generally Amusing Treatment of a Familiar Plot
23 January 2002 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This short Harry Langdon comedy takes a very familiar plot and uses it to pretty good effect. There are no hilarious gags, but it is generally lively and fairly amusing, with a number of good moments. The plot has Harry trying to slip away from his domineering wife so that he can enjoy an afternoon of fun with his pal (Vernon Dent) - Laurel & Hardy used the same general idea in several films, as have numerous other comics. Langdon's distinctive, boyish style doesn't always work, but at times it is quite funny, and his approach gives this a somewhat different feel from other movies of the kind. He also has a good stunt with cars towards the end. Not a great movie, but one worth watching for fans of silent comedy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

31 January 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Repos hebdomadaire See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mack Sennett Comedies See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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