Summer Bachelors (1926)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Summer Bachelors is predicated on a hot-weather ritual which was later satirized to the hilt in George Axelrod's The Seven Year Itch. Every summer, the wives of New York businessmen are bundled off to vacation in the mountains, while their husbands stay behind on their jobs. Naturally, when the cats are away the mice will play, and it's not uncommon for the stay-at-home husbands to dally with other women. Capitalizing on this, heroine Derry Thomas (Madge Bellamy) sets up a club to keep these "summer bachelors" occupied -- and out of trouble. During one club meeting, she meets wealthy Tony Lander (Allan Forrest), whom she assumes is married. Later, while under hypnosis, Derry confesses that she's in love with Tony. Worried that she's breaking up someone's happy home, Derry is relieved to discover that Tony isn't married after all -- though it's a safe bet that he soon will be.

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bachelor, club [organization], department-store, extramarital-affair, hearing [sense], heat, justice, love, marriage, party, single, sister, store, Summer, trance