Oh, Boy! (1919)

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Undergrads Lou Ellen Carter (June Caprice) and George Budd (Creighton Hale) are in love, but June's parents (W.H. Thompson and Grace Reals) and George's guardian, Aunt Penelope (Flora Finch) don't approve of the union. The couple decide to get married in secret, and just as they are wed George receives a telegram from his aunt telling him that he will be disinherited if he does anything rash. So the two part temporarily, but it doesn't take long for things to change. Pretty little actress Jackie Sampson (Zena Keefe) has gotten June's father drunk and stolen his Prohibition speech; meanwhile, Aunt Penelope (another Prohibitionist) winds up at the college clubhouse where the "tea" there gets her smashed. Jackie, after finding out George and June's dilemma, tells Carter he will have his speech back only if he agrees that June can marry George. And George gets his aunt's consent by offering to keep her drunken performance a secret. Once this is done, June and George reveal they have already been married. This frivolous story was better on stage when it was musical comedy by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton (Jerome Kerr, incidentally, wrote the score).

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aunt, bride, couple, father, friendship, parent