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Two bored couples think they can find happiness if they exchange spouses for the evening.


Arthur Hurley


Geoffrey Kerry (story)




Complete credited cast:
Madge Evans ... Helen
Eric Dressler Eric Dressler ... Jimmy
Romney Brent ... George Parker


Helen and Jimmy have invited Rose and George over for an evening of bridge. Before their guests' arrival, Helen and Jimmy are arguing about the sorry state of their relationship, they believing that Rose and George are the perfect couple. Helen wants Jimmy to be more like George, while Jimmy wants Helen to be more like Rose. What they are unaware of is that Rose and George too are unhappy about their relationship, which they want to be more like "perfect" Helen and Jimmy. Instead of playing bridge, Helen, in the ruse of a party game, manages to maneuver the foursome into two boy-girl couples, Helen with George, and Rose with Jimmy. The winner of this party game is the couple who is the most amused by the end of the evening. Helen and Jimmy and Rose and George will truly discover if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Written by Huggo

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Short | Drama | Romance







Release Date:

December 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vitaphone Varieties (1930-1931 Season): Envy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #1125. See more »


Painting the Clouds with Sunshine
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Played on the piano by both husbands
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A One-dimensional Skit
25 July 2003 | by cabeattieSee all my reviews

Consider this a bit of fluff, a skit in a comedy program. One bored couple anticipates a visit from another. To each couple, the other seems to be having more Public Displays of Affection; "the grass is greener." On a lark, they set aside their card game for a "new" game: trading partners and having fun. Nothing more than arms around waists and sweet talk, but each couple sets out to convince the other couple that their new coupling is having more PDA. Interesting for the flapper outfits and 'dos. In the end, they're back where they started, not having learned a thing from the experiment.

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