Unexpected Uncle (1941)

Passed   |    |  Comedy, Drama

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A feisty retiree plays peacemaker for a young couple.

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  • Charles Coburn and James Craig in Unexpected Uncle (1941)
  • James Craig and Anne Shirley in Unexpected Uncle (1941)
  • Nora Cecil and Jimmy Conlin in Unexpected Uncle (1941)
  • Anne Shirley in Unexpected Uncle (1941)
  • Charles Coburn, James Craig, and Anne Shirley in Unexpected Uncle (1941)
  • Charles Coburn, James Craig, and Anne Shirley in Unexpected Uncle (1941)

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21 October 2009 | benoit-3
| Why is this movie so good?
Basically, because of its great writers (Delmer Daves and Noel Langley), two names who appear in unexpected places all through the forties, fifties and sixties. They were obviously trying to emulate the comedies of Preston Sturges with a mix of horse sense, common touch, slapstick and profound truths about the human condition and social classes in America. The result is a film that should be seen more often. A big Thank You to TCM (as usual) for unearthing this genuine masterpiece. Almost every line of the script is a well-crafted witticism that would do Oscar Wilde proud, delivered by a cast of experts. Of particular note is the fine development of James Craig's screen persona as a testosterone-laden Prince Charming.

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