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Hold Your Temper (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 5 February 1943 (USA)
When his wife threatens to leave him because of his notoriously bad temper, Edgar promises that there will be no more tantrums.


Lloyd French


Arthur Ripley (screen play)




Cast overview:
Edgar Kennedy ... Edgar Kennedy
Irene Ryan ... Edgar's Wife
Dot Farley ... Edgar's Mother-in-Law
Jack Rice Jack Rice ... Edgar's Brother-in-Law
Isabel La Mal ... Mrs. Gabby, Neighbor
Eddie Dew ... Moving Man
Martin Faust ... Moving Man (as Marte Faust)
Casey Johnson Casey Johnson ... Neighbor Billy


Edgar returns from a long business trip to find moving men loading furniture into a van and a warning from a neighbor that wife Irene is leaving him because of his frequent temper tantrums directed toward his in-laws. A recalcitrant Edgar convinces her to stay... providing there are no more outbursts, but his mother-in-law and brother-in-law conspire to deliberately provoke him and cause Irene to leave. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Comedy | Short


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Edgar: [Talking to an uncooperative lock that refuses to chime the correct time] You think you can make me mad, little clockie, but nothing can make me mad... even you!
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Remake of In-Laws Are Out (1934) See more »


Composed by Euphemia Allen (a.k.a. Arhur de Lulli) (1877)
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Lose Your Temper, Lose A Wife
6 December 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Edgar comes home from a business trip to discover that his wife — Irene Ryan in this outing — is leaving him because he socked Jack Rice in the jaw. He promises never to lose his temper again. So, for the rest of this funny two-reel comedy, the audience gets to watch Rice and Dot Farley try to get him to do so.

Miss Ryan is best remembered from a quarter century later, when she played Granny on THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES, but she is fine here. Edgar is his usual, funny, slow-burning Common Man; he had been the star of this series of short comedies at RKO since 1933,and would remain s, between supporting roles in features, until his death in 1948. Here, besides his usual tormentors, there are a couple of malicious clocks that refuse to strike the correct number of hours.

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5 February 1943 (USA) See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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