Husbands Marry? (1926)
ALICE DAY in
"SHOULD HUSBANDS MARRY?"
One good turn deserves another!
Country of Origin USA
Eddie Quillan, Alice Day and Joe Young
"Should Husbands Marry" -- Mack Sennett -- Pathe
Type of production... 2 reel comedy
Alice Day in
meerely appearing in this picture, gives it most of its virtue; which is
to say that her good looks is (sic) a joy to the beholder. In this case,
Alice is a waitress in a restaurant owned by the husband of a women who
strangles lions bare-handed. On the promise of promotion Alice to a big
job in his little lunch room, the proprietor gets her to make in
imprudent date with him at Lonesome Inn. While hs is pressing his tender
expressions of regard, in steps friend wife, and then the race for life
follows. While the story is smoothly worked out, it lacks the salt of
sufficient gags or humorous situations to take it out of the commonplace
as comedy. Eddie Quinlan, (sic) in support of Miss Day, Gets little or
nothing to do to justify his character as a comedian. Its redeeming
feature is its staging, showing the effective craftmanship of the
Sennett shop and -- as stated already, and none the less emphatically --
the charm and good looks of the featured player, Alice Day.
Film Daily, October 17, 1926, p. 20
"Should Husbands Marry?"
(Pathe - Mack Sennett -
(Reviewed by Paul Thompson)
ALICE DAY is deservedly
featured in this paradoxically named comedy. The answer is loudly and
sweepingly -- "in many instances No No and then No" If the tendency is
to philander especially if you have a lion-tamer for a wife and she is
apt to discover a clandestine supper tete-a-tete with a younger woman by
all means NO. There you have the plot of this latest Mack Sennett opus.
Eddie Quillan is chief support for Miss Day under Eddie Cline's
If you want the events leading up to the tragedy here they
are: Eddie is a bus boy in a restaurant run by a flirtatious proprietor.
The latter gets out of one scrape by pretending the head waitress he is
holding in his lap on the arrival of friend wife has fainted. He shifts
his affections to Eddie's girl-friend, Alice Day, who gets a position in
his food shop. At a supper party at a road house the wife and the bus
boy stumble onto the private dining room. Then the fireworks. Attempting
to escape in an automobile the wife supposedly mortally wounds the
husband. Eddie and Alice hot-foot it away but the fade-out shows the
wife and husband in shadows on the wall doing a boxing and wrestling
It is banal but amusing.
- Motion Picture News, October
23, 1926, p. 1592
with Eddie Quillan, Alice Day, and Barney Hellum. Directed by Edward
Cline. Mack Sennett/Pathé.
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