The Head of the Family (1928)

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Head of the Family is an interesting precursor to the screwball comedies of the 1930s. William Russell stars as a handsome, no-nonsense plumber who strikes up a friendship with wealthy Daniel Sullivan (William Welsh). About to retreat to a health resort, Sullivan leaves the plumber in charge of his contentious family. Not only does our hero manage to straighten out Sullivan's spendthrift wife (Aggie Herring) and wastrel son Charley (Richard Walling) but he also wins the love of Sullivan's footloose-and-fancy-free daughter (Virginia Lee Corbin). Head of the Family was one of the more likeable efforts to emerge from the poverty-row Gotham Company.

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daughter, dysfunctional, family, flapper, house, lady, plumber, respect, son, spa, vamp