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Risky Business (1926)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 4 October 1926 (USA)
A domineering mother sets out to break up the romance and possible marriage of her daughter, Cecily Stoughton, with Ted Pyncheon by several contrived devices and bringing in other candidates more to her liking.

Director:

Alan Hale

Writers:

Charles Brackett (story "Pearls Before Cecily"), Beulah Marie Dix (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Vera Reynolds ... Cecily Stoughton
Ethel Clayton ... Mrs. Stoughton
Kenneth Thomson ... Ted Pyncheon M.D.
Ward Crane ... Richard Coults-Browne
Louis Natheaux ... Lawrence Wheaton
Zasu Pitts ... Agnes Wheaton
Dorothy Brock Dorothy Brock ... Sally - the Cream of the Wheatons
George Irving ... Schubal Peabody
Louise Cabo Louise Cabo ... Hefty Helga - the Maid
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A domineering mother sets out to break up the romance and possible marriage of her daughter, Cecily Stoughton, with Ted Pyncheon by several contrived devices and bringing in other candidates more to her liking.

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It will thrill married women, unmarried women and all marriageable women --- and every male of the specie will get a real kick out of its 'risky business." (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casar Enquanto é Tempo See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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You Won't Find Tom Cruise In This One
10 April 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Vera Reynolds is pursued by rich Ward Crane -- very much with the blessings of her mother, Ethel Clayton -- and pursues poor country doctor Kenneth Thomson. When she shows up with the doctor and an engagement ring, Ethel decides that a weekend in the country with the doctor, his sister, Zasu Pitts, her husband and two bratty children may change her mind.

This movie from Demille Pictures is reminiscent of the sort that Cecil had been turning out half a dozen years earlier, but the director is Alan Hale, taking a break from playing Little John to sojourn behind the camera. It's also based on a story by Charles Brackett, but that, alas, is no recommendation. It's slow, there are no interesting shots, Miss Reynolds has three expressions, which are shown frequently in close-up. Indeed, the only reason to watch this is, unsurprisingly, Zasu Pitts. Miss Pitts had a reputation as a scene-stealer, and that's against seasoned professionals like Pickford. Against this crowd of poorly directed lesser talents, she's the only consistently entertaining part of the movie.

Unfortunately, she isn't enough to save this from being another forgettable B picture.


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