Love Begins at Twenty (1936)

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Horatio Gillingwater, a hen-pecked husband of long standing, takes up boozing and begins to wear the family pants and take charge of family matters, including aiding the romance of his daughter, Lois, with Jerry Wayne.


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Director:

Frank McDonald

Writers:

Martin Flavin (play), Dalton Trumbo (screenplay), Tom Reed (screenplay)

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1 September 2016 | bkoganbing
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| The Gillingwater clan
Love Begins At Twenty began as a Broadway play in 1929-30 that starred none other than Bette Davis in the role that Patricia Ellis plays on screen. But the protagonist of the story here is Hugh Herbert and on Broadway it was done by Donald Meek.

Herbert is a poor henpecked bank clerk with wife Dorothy Vaughan and daughters Ellis and Mary Treen. As Horatio Gillingwater has had it thrown up to him his entire life about how Vaughan should have married some dude named Harold McAuley and that she would be on Easy Street now. Herbert drinks a lot just to drown her out.

One day it all comes crashing down on him. He's fired after a bank robbery when bonds that were in his care disappeared and the wife gives him hell after he tries to help Ellis elope with Warren Hull. But in the end it all works out as it inevitably does in these films.

I'm surprised that W.C. Fields didn't snap this one up and get Paramount to buy the right for him. This was just the kind of material Fields was doing at the White Mountain studio. Of course had Fields done it, it would have been dipped in a bit more acid.

If you are a fan of Hugh Herbert's wackiness, Love Begins At Twenty is definitely a film for you.

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