Smith's Cook (1927)

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Minor 1920s star Raymond McKee made a series of two-reel films for comedy producer Mack Sennett in the late '20s. Starred with Ruth Hiatt and child actor Mary Ann Jackson, McKee's Smith Family series was basically Sennett's attempt to cash in on the popularity of the Our Gang series from rival Hal Roach. In this particular entry, the wild and raunchy Polly Moran appears as the Smiths' cook and steals the show from everyone, with the possible exception of little Jackson. Polly finds herself courted by several suitors (is it her cooking or her sex appeal? You decide...). She ultimately picks one suitor (Johnny Burke) over another one, a cop (Vernon Dent). The rejected cop does everything he can to make the Smiths' lives miserable and Polly gets resoundingly drunk. Her fiancé, disgusted by her outrageous behavior, dumps her at the altar and the cop wins her after all.