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Skinner's Dress Suit (1926)

Passed | | Comedy | 18 April 1926 (USA)
Honey Skinner is proud of her successful husband. When he tells her he's going to ask for a raise, she knows he'll get it. He asks his boss just as their big client announces he's not ... See full summary »

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

Walter Anthony (titles), Henry Irving Dodge (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Reginald Denny ... Skinner
Laura La Plante ... Mrs. Honey Skinner
Ben Hendricks Jr. Ben Hendricks Jr. ... Perkins
E.J. Ratcliffe E.J. Ratcliffe ... McLaughlin
Arthur Lake ... Tommy
Hedda Hopper ... Mrs. Colby
Lionel Braham ... Jackson
Frona Hale Frona Hale ... Mrs. McLaughlin
William H. Strauss William H. Strauss ... Tailor
Betty Morrissey Betty Morrissey ... Miss Smith
Lucille De Nevers Lucille De Nevers ... Mrs. Crawford
Lucille Ward Lucille Ward ... Mrs. Jackson
Lila Leslie ... Mrs. Wilkins
Broderick O'Farrell ... Mr. Wilkins
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Honey Skinner is proud of her successful husband. When he tells her he's going to ask for a raise, she knows he'll get it. He asks his boss just as their big client announces he's not renewing his contract. He doesn't get the raise, but he's too embarrassed to tell his wife the truth. She starts making plans to spend that extra $10 a week; the first thing is a new dress suit for him and a new outfit for her so they can fit in at a swanky party. They're the hit of the party, and Honey is embraced by the 'smart set.' Meanwhile, business is bad and Skinner loses his job. The tailor is after him for payment on the suit, and Honey is still spending the salary he doesn't have. Written by Anonymous

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More Laughs THAN THERE ARE SNOWFLAKES IN A BLIZZARD (Print ad-Easton Free Press,((Easton, Penna.)) 19 July 1926)

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed
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Skinner's Dress Suit features an early appearance by Arthur Lake, who would become famous in the late 1930s as Dagwood Bumstead in the Columbia Pictures series Blondie. See more »

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Not a slapstick comedy
21 April 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

but a social comedy, about how, while clothes don't make the man, they allow you to disguise who you are. This comedy is neatly performed with a fairly high-brow air. It is interesting to watch Arthur Lake in a small role, as this sort of role, played for pure slapstick, is the sort of thing he performed for twenty years as Dagwood in the BLONDIE series and tv show.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1926 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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