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The Framing of the Shrew (1929)

Privacy Robson is a downtrodden husband who takes advice from his friend Florian Slappey. He eventually gets the upper hand after starting divorce proceedings, pretending to have a new girlfriend and refusing to eat anything she cooks him.

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Edward Thompson ... Privacy Robson
Evelyn Preer ... Clarry Robson
Charles Olden ... Florian Slappey
Spencer Williams ... Lawyer Evans Chew
Roberta Hyson ... Mallissie Cheese
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Privacy Robson is a downtrodden husband who takes advice from his friend Florian Slappey. He eventually gets the upper hand after starting divorce proceedings, pretending to have a new girlfriend and refusing to eat anything she cooks him.

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27 April 1929 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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According to the BFI, this is thought to be the first Shakespearean spin-off featuring an all-black cast. See more »

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Good Race Film
26 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Framing of the Shrew, The (1929)

*** (out of 4)

Another black cast comedy. This one has a husband (Edward Thompson) starting divorce proceedings on his wife (Evelyn Preer) in hopes that she'll change her ways. Her ways that he wants changing is that he doesn't want to do chores any more. There are plenty of laughs throughout this short including a hilarious scene where the husband sets up a date so that his wife will catch him. Spencer Williams co-stars as the lawyer.

If you're interested in early race films then you'll certainly want to check this one out.


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