Weekend for Three (1941)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - Dec 12, 1941 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Boasting a script cowritten by Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell from a story by Budd Schulberg, Weekend for Three should have been a comedy classic-but alas, it isn't. Over the protests of her husband Jim (Dennis O'Keefe), Ellen Craig (Jane Wyatt) invites her old friend Randy (Dennis O'Keefe) to dinner. Jim endures Randy's phony effusiveness and loud, braying laughter only because he's certain that the jerk will go home soon. Instead, Randy invites himself to the Craig household for the weekend-and shows no signs of ever wanting to leave! More of an anecdote than a story, Weekend for Three is just too thin to be stretched over 61 minutes: it might have worked better as an Edgar Kennedy or Leon Errol 2-reeler.

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jealousy, lover, uninvited-guest, weekend