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Hot Water (1924)

Episodic look at married life and in-law problems. Adventures include a ride on a crowded trolley with a live turkey; a wild spin in a new auto with the in-laws in tow; and a sequence in ... See full summary »

Directors:

Fred C. Newmeyer (as Fred Newmeyer), Sam Taylor

Writers:

Sam Taylor (story and titles), John Grey (story and titles) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Hubby Harold
Jobyna Ralston ... Wifey
Josephine Crowell ... Wifey's Mother - Mrs. Winnifred Ward Stokes
Charles Stevenson Charles Stevenson ... Wifey's Big Brother - Charley Stokes
Mickey McBan Mickey McBan ... Wifey's Little Brother - Bobby Stokes
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Episodic look at married life and in-law problems. Adventures include a ride on a crowded trolley with a live turkey; a wild spin in a new auto with the in-laws in tow; and a sequence in which Hubby accidently chloroforms his mother-in-law and is convinced that he has killed her. When she begins sleep-walking, he thinks that she has returned to haunt him. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Taglines:

Hubby - a man who was never going to fall for a pair of soft-boiled eyes! (Lobby card).

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Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

26 October 1924 (USA) See more »

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Hubby See more »

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| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Butterfly Six" is a fictional model name for the car. It is actually a 1923 Chevrolet Superior. See more »

Goofs

When Harold takes off the chloroform bottle from the kid its label has the inscription "Alcohol 2%". Later when he gives a dose to mother the label has no longer the same inscription See more »

Quotes

Title Card: Married life is like dandruff - it falls heavily upon your shoulders - you get a lot of free advice about it - but up to date nothing has been found to cure it.
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Alternate Versions

Original version of the film contained a scene where the Hubby sets down a bunch of packages, including a live turkey, on a mailbox while he ties his shoe. A post man comes by and loads everything into his truck. He is gone when Harold looks up from his shoe, and finds everything missing. It seems like a funny gag, but it had no effect on test audiences, so it hit the bin. See more »

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good start, then loses steam
18 October 2001 | by JaJWMSee all my reviews

The Harold Lloyd movies I've seen (The Kid Brother, Safety Last) tend to depend on Harold's brilliant ability to hang hilarious gags on a rather flimsy plot, and this film is no different. It has some very funny moments (Harold and the turkey; Harold and the battleaxe mother-in-law) and a superb opening scene in which he falls in love at first sight, but the later assaults on his in-laws aren't very well motivated. One feels sympathy for his wife's Wagnerian mother;she even cries in one scene. The very handsome Lloyd is much more intersting as a young swain. For obnoxious in-law comedy that really works try W.C. Fields' "It's a Gift" and "The Man on the Flying Trapeze," the latter containing some elements similar to Lloyd's film.


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