Wife Savers (1928)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Another in the popular series of Wallace Beery-Raymond Hatton farces, Wife Savers eschews the slapstick of the earlier efforts in favor of situation comedy. While stationed in Switzerland, soldiers Louis (Beery) and Rodney (Hatton) fall in love with local damsel Colette (Sally Blane), much to the dismay of Colette's self-appointed boyfriend General Lavoris (Tom Kennedy, a carryover from the previous Beery-Hatton comedies). Mustered out of service, Rodney trusts Louis to look after Colette in his absence. General Lavoris then passes a law that all single girls be married immediately, hoping to turn this new edict to his advantage. To protect Colette from the General, Louis marries the girl. Rodney returns, misunderstands the situation, and challenges Louis to a duel. Our heroes are spared the necessity of wiping each other out when Colette steps forth with her new sweetheart.

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duel, General, marriage-of-convenience, soldier, sweetheart, Switzerland