Twin Beds

The third film version of this story (following a 1920 silent and a sound treatment done in 1929) has been updated from its 1914 source material with sufficient effectiveness. Brent and Bennett are believable but lack the energy needed for this bedroom farce which relies heavily on slapstick humor. The two are newlyweds living in a lush apartment. Auer,...read more

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The third film version of this story (following a 1920 silent and a sound treatment done in 1929) has been updated from its 1914 source material with sufficient effectiveness. Brent and Bennett are believable but lack the energy needed for this bedroom farce which relies heavily on

slapstick humor. The two are newlyweds living in a lush apartment. Auer, their next-door neighbor, is a concert singer attracted to Bennett. He begins flirting, and the jealous Brent leaves town in a huff. That night Auer downs one too many and ends up in Bennett's apartment. Her husband returns

the next day, and it's a tough job for Bennett as she tries to hide the singer. Adding to her trouble is Farrell, Auer's wife, who shows up to claim her man. This bedroom farce should have been fast and furious, but surprisingly is off the needed pace. The script is overwritten, though it picks up

in the film's later moments and nearly redeems itself. Auer just about runs away with the film as the comic saving grace.

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