Unexpected Uncle (1941)

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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)
  • Charles Coburn, James Craig, and Anne Shirley in Unexpected Uncle (1941)
  • Charles Coburn, James Craig, and Anne Shirley in Unexpected Uncle (1941)
  • Anne Shirley in Unexpected Uncle (1941)

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10 July 2014 | utgard14
| Shirley & Coburn Are Great But James Craig Stinks
An old man (Charles Coburn) sees a salesgirl (Anne Shirley) crying because she's been fired and steps in to help her get her job back. From there he poses as her uncle and helps her with her romantic problems with a wealthy playboy (James Craig). I adore Anne Shirley and Charles Coburn so I had high hopes for this little B romantic comedy. Both do well with the limited material. The problem is James Craig. He's one of those lesser leading men Hollywood tried to make happen in the '40s but they never quite caught on. Craig here seems to be going for some kind of cross between Clark Gable and Cary Grant. To say he misses the mark would be kind. He, both the actor and the character he plays, is hard to like. See it if you enjoy Coburn or Shirley as much as I do but keep expectations low.

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