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At a Florida hotel, absconding miscreant J. Effingham Bellweather goes slapstick golfing with the house detective's flirtatious wife and an incompetent caddy.Written by
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An early W. C. Fields gem, this is very well done. One funny line and gag after another. The little girl in the lobby, played by Shirley Grey, is precious. Throughout the golf course scene the caddy, played by Al Wood, is a match for Fields talents and upstages him constantly. Light and whimsical is how I'd brand this one. Worth a watch if you're a W. C. Fields fan, just like early talkies, or enjoy sight gags and slap stick comedy. Given production standards of the day this film is close, I think, to a marvel. Much better than most of what was churned out at the time, this is undoubtedly Fields' best early work, and compares very well to the slicker production that came years latter.
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