A Sister to Assist'er (1930)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The evergreen John le Breton stage farce A Sister to Assist'er was filmed several times over a 20-year period, with each adaptation either directed or co-directed by George Dewhurst. In the first talkie version, Barbara Gott stars as Mrs. May, who hasn't a farthing to her name and is forced to live by her wits. Escaping from her rooming house without paying her rent, Mrs. May concocts a scheme to retrieve her luggage from gimlet-eyed landlady Mrs. McNash (Pollie Emery). Borrowing an expensive wardrobe, our heroine poses as her own wealthy sister, convincing McNash that "the check is in the mail." Naturally, Mrs. May's charade doesn't end here, and before long she's hilariously enmeshed in her own web of deceit.

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impersonation, revenge, sister, twins, con/scam, landlady, millionaire, poverty