Charley's Aunt Reviews

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½ July 19, 2012
Much of the slapstick business was taken from the 1925 film version with Syd Chaplin, brother of the world-famous Charlie Chaplin. The film later inspired Mrs. Dountfire & Tootsie.

American Comedian, perfected Violionist and orginal Radio DJ Jack Benny makes his first ever film debut as bumbling and niave Babs, but soon gets tricked into dressing up as school mates "Charley's Aunt" in order to intice 2 ladies into marriage. Benny is stubborn and a thickheaded manly woman who's posing as a spainard widow. Unknowningly, Benny falls head over heals for the Real "Charley's Aunt". The film soon gets complicated, funnier and well balance with plenty of twists and turns. Some you predict while others a welcomed suprise. I was quite impressed and quickly swooned over Benny's ruggid charm and fallen grace.
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