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Slipping Wives (1927)

Neglected by her husband, our heroine decides to make him jealous by getting the handyman to play a literary genius at a party and flirt with her.

Director:

Fred Guiol

Writers:

Hal Roach (story), H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Priscilla Dean ... The Neglected Wife
Herbert Rawlinson ... Leon - the Husband
Stan Laurel ... Ferdinand Flamingo aka Lionel Ironsides
Oliver Hardy ... Jarvis - the Butler
Albert Conti ... Hon. Winchester Squirtz
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Neglected by her husband, our heroine decides to make him jealous by getting the handyman to play a literary genius at a party and flirt with her.

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The story of a drifting husband and wife who no longer talk to each other-they bark.

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Comedy | Short

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Partially remade in 1935 as The Fixer-Uppers with Stan and Ollie and as a more complete remake in 1937 as Man Bites Love Bug with Charley Chase. See more »

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Remade as The Fixer Uppers (1935) See more »

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Before the Hays Code came into being, obviously...
29 August 2015 | by wrightiswrightSee all my reviews

It's a little disconcerting to say the least to see a short film from the early 20's tackle the topic of infidelity so brazenly. It also boggles the mind this is a family orientated Laurel And Hardy short... Let us hope children do not try and emulate this behaviour, when they grow up, by trying to get someone to sleep with them just to make their partner 'jealous'.

Funnily enough, the same day I watched Slipping Wives, I saw a complete box set of Laurel and Hardy's under 25 minutes in length short films on sale. Having watched this, I don't think I'd be in the line to buy it... The genial slapstick of yesteryear doesn't really stand up today, aside from a few smiles to be had at the pair's childish fights. I wouldn't exactly say the plot stands up to much close scrutiny, either.

An interesting time capsule... But, nothing more. 5/10


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En plein méli-mélo See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Silent | Mono (musical score)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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