30 December 2019 | mmipyle
Okay time passer
"Should Husbands Dance?" (1920) This Al Christie produced short comedy of about 18-20 minutes is fine to pass time, but it wouldn't be something that makes me jump up for joy because it's going to play. Starring Neal Burns, Dorothy Dane, Dorothy Devore, and James Harrison (listed as Jimmie, just like the character he plays), this is about Burns having to learn how to dance in one day from the good friend of his wife. It's done on the sneak, though, to surprise the wife. Of course, all kinds of things happen to make it look as if an affair could be occurring. All ends happily. In some ways, whoopee. In other ways, I wish it hadn't quite ended this way. But, remember, Christie was passing the time in the theater with these things. He wasn't trying to create the Mona Lisa. I'm glad I got to see it, but I won't watch it again. I say that now, but I'm getting to the age where, next year, I'll probably forget that I watched it just last year...and...