6.4/10
41
3 user

Poor Mrs. Jones (1926)

Tired of her grueling and unglamorous day-to-day life as a rural housewife, Jane Jones takes a vacation to the city where she stays with her sister Hattie, and her ideals of the city are dispelled.

Director:

Raymond Evans

Writer:

Grace Frysinger (subject matter)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Leona Roberts ... Lane Jones
Walter Beck Walter Beck ... John Jones
Maud Howell Smith Maud Howell Smith ... Hattie - Jane's sister
Arthur J. Rhodes Arthur J. Rhodes ... Hattie's husband
Edit

Storyline

Tired of her grueling and unglamorous day-to-day life as a rural housewife, Jane Jones takes a vacation to the city where she stays with her sister Hattie, and her ideals of the city are dispelled.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

User Reviews

 
The Country Mouse and the City Mouse in human form
28 June 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film is part of a DVD set entitled "Treasures III"--a set of four DVDs all about social issues and reform. The second disk (where you'll find this one) is about women's issues in particular.

Oddly, this film was made by the United States Department of Agriculture in the Maryland and Washington, DC area. However, according to the available audio commentary, the actors are local stage actors--not non-professionals.

The first part of the film shows Mrs. Jones working about the farm. Again and again, things go poorly for her. Finally, she gives up and demands that her husband sell the farm and that they move into town. Instead, the husband insists that she spend a few weeks in town with her sister, as she needs a break.

The second part is at the sister's house. Although the family makes more money than Mrs. Jones', they also live in a tiny apartment and life isn't nearly as cool as life on the farm. It's a not so subtle message from the USDA in support of the farmers' life. It's also the same message that you lady see in cartoons such as "The Country Mouse and the City Mouse" as well as the exceptional THE CROWD (1928).

Finally, in the third section, she returns home--realizing how great life is and how much it sucks to live in town. A very unsubtle message to be sure and the comparisons are spurious, but still an interesting peek into 1920s America.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1926 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Maryland, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed