Tuxedo Comedies "OPEN
"Thanks lady, I'll give your husband one of mine."
Educational Pictures "The Spice of the Program"
Lucille Hutton, George Davis, and Johnny Arthur
-- Two Reels)
(Reviewed by Paul Thompson)
ALL aphorisms, maxims and truisms should be taken
with a grain of salt. To prove the truth in the case of "Charity Begins
at Home" is the motive or moral, or what you will of this Educational
comedy. Friend wife (Lucille Hutton) insists upon her husband sharing her
charitable activities. She takes him with her on an expedition to succor
some people in the poor quarter of town. Escaping from there the husband
(Johnny Arthur) returns to his own home to find it filled with tramps whom
his wife has invited as week-end guests. Every part of the house, even to
the bathroom is filled with the invaders. For to flee, the husband decides
to teach her a lesson. He corrals all the animals he can, including a cow,
donkey, elephant with geese and other birds thrown in for good measure and
brings or has them sent to his home. The hobo contingent naturally are ousted
and the wife made to see the error of her ways. The so-called and usually
actual lesser half of the family is carrying out to the utmost the "Be
Kind of Animals" week slogan, even surrendering his own bed to a complacent
cow-guest. The comedy shows what an infinitude of trouble a company, director
and players will go to to create scenes that will strike the spectators
as amusing. Donna Barrell wrote the piece which was directed by Charles
Lamont. Jack White, who supervises, supplements Mr. Arthur and Miss Hutton
in the cast.
-- Motion Picture News, September 4, 1926, page 867
with Johnny Arthur, Lucille Hutton and George Davis. Directed
by Charles Lamont. Tuxedo/Educational.
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