Life of Riley (1927)

Run Time - 70 min.  |  
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George Sidney and Charles Murray, the combative co-stars of the Cohens and Kellys series, do their usual in the First National comedy The Life of Riley. Riley (Murray) is the local fire chief and general-store proprietor; Meyer (Sidney) is the police chief and rival store-owner. Both Riley and Meyer vie for the attentions of the Widow Jones (Myrtle Steadman), who is partial to both men. The plot centers upon a revolutionary fire extinguisher invented by Riley, an essential factor in the outcome of the romantic rivalry. Life of Riley was partially remade (and considerably abbreviated) as the 1936 Andy Clyde 2-reeler Love Comes to Mooneyville.



business-rivalry, inventor, love-triangle, rival, widow/widower