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Feather Your Nest (1944)

Edgar is so anxious to get brother out of the house that when a prospective fiancée arrives on the scene, Edgar reluctantly pays for an engagement ring.


Hal Yates


Felix Adler (screen play), Hal Yates (screen play)


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Cast overview:
Edgar Kennedy ... Edgar
Florence Lake ... Florence
Dot Farley ... Florence's Mother
Jack Rice Jack Rice ... Florence's Brother
Emory Parnell ... Farmer
Maxine Semon Maxine Semon ... Sirena
Lee Trent Lee Trent ... Jewelry salesman
Bryant Washburn ... Cop


Kennedy's slacker brother-in-law makes himself particularly annoying to Edgar by playing mindless chords on the family's out-of-tune piano. His goal is to frustrate Edgar so much with his obnoxious behavior that he'll buy an engagement ring for his ditzy fiancée Sirena. This way he can get married and get out of what's left of Edgar's hair by moving out. That's an offer even the parsimimious Kennedy can't refuse, so he reluctantly digs deep and pays $175 for a modest wedding ring for the happy couple. However, the jeweler calls and explains that Edgar mistakenly took a $2000 ring, and if it's not immediately returned, he'll have to come up with the price difference or face legal consequences. In order to get the ring back, Florence drugs Sirena with sleeping pills as Edgar repossess the ring, but in his haste he drops it in the yard where it is swallowed by an evidently famished chicken. When it flies over the fence of the neighboring chicken farm, Edgar soon discovers to his ... Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Comedy | Short







Release Date:

23 October 1944 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Edgar: [Listening to Brother's piano cacaphony] What do you call that demonstration?
Florence's Brother: Oh, I'm just carrying out a little tune.
Edgar: Well, suppose you carry the little tune out into the backyard and bury it.
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Composed by Euphemia Allen (a.k.a. Arhur de Lulli) (1877)
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12 January 2000 | by Shorty-41See all my reviews

This is one of the finest examples of Edgar kennedy's series at RKO. The pacing is fast; a chicken swallows an engagement ring he bought so his brother in-law can marry. I long to see other shorts for my collection and book I'm writing on him and RKO shorts in general.

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