Misbehaving Husbands (aka Dummy Trouble)
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 4 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: July 26, 2005
- Originally Released: 1940
- Label: Alpha Video
- (unspecified) - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Harry Langdon, Ralph Byrd & Betty Blythe|
|Directed by||William Beaudine|
|Screenplay by||Vernon Smith & Claire Parrish|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Bob and Jane try to reconcile the couple and bolster meek Henry's feeble attempts to tell his side of the story - the tall blonde was merely a mannequin. They almost succeed, until a glamorous woman shows up at the door demanding that Henry "return her shoe." Effie signs the divorce papers on the spot as the bumbling Henry protests, but Bob and Jane are more certain than ever that Gilbert is behind the trickery. Devising an outrageous scheme to expose the scoundrel, the pair seize one last chance to save the Butler's marriage.
Silent comedy legend Harry Langdon exhibits his slapstick brilliance in this hilarious feature-length talkie. The actor's early work includes the Frank Capra silent classics, The Strong Man (1926) and The Long Pants (1927). Although Langdon's career faltered with the advent of sound, Misbehaving Husbands is one of several worthy post-Silent Era movies featuring the great comic.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 123 ratings.
I enjoyed this little film, here titled DUMMY TROUBLE, and felt that Langdon's move away from the grown-up baby character he was famous for in the silent days suits him well. Here the
absentmindedness of this portrayal suits Langdon and provokes sympathy for him when his marriage is at risk. Best scene is when Harry goes round the living room thumping furniture,ornaments and bric-a-brac saying that these are things he paid for. Downside though is the quality of the print used, in some senes at night it is very difficult to see whats going on. Like the action is taking place in a fog at midnight. However I would recommend this film to Langdon fans.
- Sales Rank: 32,064
- UPC: 089218482693
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