A Pair of Sixes (1918)

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Based on a play by Edward Peple, A Pair of Sixes starred Taylor Holmes and Robert Conness as T. Boggs Johns and George Nettelton, the eternally squabbling partners in a pill-manufacturing firm. At the insistence of their harried lawyer, Johns and Nettelton decide to resolve their differences with a game of cards. The winner will have total control of the business for a period of one year; the loser will be forced to serve as the winner's butler for that same period of time. The rest of the picture finds the winner trying to force the loser to call off the agreement, and vice versa, resulting in a series of hectic farcical complications. A musical version of Pair of Sixes, retitled Queen High, was staged in 1926 and filmed four years later. The property was again filmed in 1937 as the Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey vehicle On Again-Off Again.

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business, butler, cards, partner, wager, lawyer