Love Begins at Twenty (1936)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - Aug 22, 1936 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In 1929, Bette Davis made her Broadway debut in the now-forgotten stage play Broken Dishes. But Davis did not appear in the 1931 film version Too Young to Marry, nor was she in the 1935 remake Love Begins at 20, even though it was filmed by her home studio of Warner Bros. Patricia Ellis essays the ingenue role of Lois Gillingwater, the daughter of henpecked husband Horatio Gillingwater (Hugh Herbert) and his domineering wife Evalina (Dorothy Vaughan). Hoping to escape her untenable home life, Lola makes plans to marry Jerry Wayne (Warren Hull), whom her mother despises. Horatio isn't much help in this matter, since he's become innocently enmeshed in a stolen-bond scheme. Ultimately, the worm turns when Horatio, his inhibitions shed by a few stiff drinks of gin, tells off his wife, recovers the bonds, and enables Lola and Jerry to march happily down the aisle.

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courage, family, husband, love, milquetoast, wife