The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940)





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In this melodrama, the evil Cribbs hatches a plan to steal Edward's pretty wife away from him by transforming Edward into an impoverished drunk. However, Edward gets help from friends Healy and William and sets out to foil Cribbs' sinister plans.
Classics , Comedy
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Franklin-Blank Productions

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Hugh Herbert
as Frederick Healy
Anita Louise
as Mary Wilson
Buster Keaton
as William Dalton
Alan Mowbray
as Silas Cribbs
Joyce Compton
as Hazel the Half-Wit Sister
Richard Cromwell
as Edward the Hero
Billy Gilbert
as Announcer
Margaret Hamilton
as Mrs. Wilson the Heroine's Loving Mother
William Farnum
as Vagabond
Franklin Pangborn
as Bartender
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This absurd parody of Victorian melodramas watched in the right frame of mind is very enjoyable. The cast attacks the material with the right degree of whimsy playing it broadly, the only reasonable approach to something designed to be this silly. If you start watching expecting anything but an overblown bit of ridiculousness you'll either be disappointed or irritated.

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