His Ex Marks the Spot (1940)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Release Date - Dec 13, 1940 (USA)  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Buster Keaton invents a novel solution to paying alimony in this Columbia two-reeler: He decides to let his obnoxious ex-wife (Elsie Ames) -- and her even more obnoxious boyfriend (Matt McHugh) -- move in with him and his second wife (Dorothy Appleby). The results are utter chaos, from the massive trunks the duo bring into his apartment to a four-way bedtime that results in a near fire and the couples throwing many buckets of water getting onto each other. Keaton eventually solves his woes with another bright idea: If his ex and her chum get married, he won't have to pay alimony anymore. Thanks to Mrs. Keaton's gun, the wedding is quickly performed.