When the Wife's Away (1926)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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To impress his wealthy uncle Hiram (Tom Ricketts), Billy Winthrop (George K. Arthur) and his wife Ethel (Dorothy Revier) overextend their bank account and rent a posh apartment. Knowing full well that he will inherit Uncle's fortune provided he has become a success in life, Billy puts on quite a show for the old man's benefit, even unto posing as his own butler -- and maid. While dressed in female drag, Billy falls into the clutches of a gang of crooks, one of whom, Joe Carter (Harry Depp), is likewise disguised in women's clothing. Uncle Hiram flirts outrageously with both "ladies," leading to the film's uproarious conclusion.



apartment, butler, complications, dress, estate, expose [revelation], flirtation, grandfather, inheritance, lady, uncle