The Gay Old Bird (1927)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Gay Old Bird in this silent Warner Bros. programmer is Louise Fazenda, cast as ugly-duckling maidservant Sisseretta Simpkins. Our heroine is in the employ of the unhappily married Cluneys (John T. Murray, Jane Winton). Mr. Cluney's wealthy uncle (John Stepping) has promised to bequeath a fortune to the family, provided Cluney remains married. When Mrs. Cluney walks out on her husband, he desperately cajoles Sisseretta into posing as his wife. No surprises here, just a tip-top comic performance by Louise Fazenda, a proven film favorite since 1913. John T. Murray, who plays Cluney, would later become a member in good standing of the Columbia Pictures short subject "stock company."

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argument, fortune [wealth], husband, maid, neighbor, nephew, promise, visit, wife