Wife and Auto Trouble (1916)

  |  Short, Comedy, Romance

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A mild-mannered man's problems with his domineering wife and mother-in-law lead to complications with the law.



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Dell Henderson


Roy Del Ruth (scenario)

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18 January 2006 | Gblakelii
| Title sums up story set at breakneck speed
Mack Sennett always felt that a good film must be incorporated with a steady to fast pace to keep the viewer busy. And in this production of his(which includes some self promotion in one sequence)is the perfect example. And if you thought special effects were in the dark ages during the silent era, think again. You will be reminded of the amazing mobility scenes in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon(2000) when watching Mae Busch leap up to a ten foot high ledge on a wall behind her. And the fire hydrant scene in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World(1963) was done here first! The first rate cast includes former Broadway star William Collier, Sr., who would later be a major influence on John Ford's "Up the River"(1930). And Laurel and Hardy fans will need no introduction to Mae Busch, here playing a flirt. Last, but not least, the famous Keystone Kops turn up in the latter half of the movie. The plot concerns a dominant mother, her favored son, the disliked son-in-law, and his wife. The pretty secretary who attracts both men is thrown into the works, as well as a new car that was ordered for her, but taken by the wife. A frantic chase scene, that was always carried out to perfection in a Mack Sennett production is the highlight. Worth watching over and over again.

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5 March 1916



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