Big Hearted Herbert (1934)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Guy Kibbee trots out his small-town blowhard routine in the title role of Big Hearted Herbert. He plays a former plumber who strikes it rich in the bathroom-fixture manufacturing business (guess which fixture we don't see in this Post-Code film). A stingy soul, Kibbee prefers the company of pinchpennies like himself. Though it's fun to see him tweak the noses of the local big spenders, Kibbee learns the error of his strict parsimony when his wife requires an emergency operation. Based on a play by Sophie Kerr and Anna Steese Richardson, Big Hearted Herbert was remade in 1940 as Father is a Prince.

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emergency, manufacturer, miser, operation, plumber