"Thanks lady, I'll give your husband one of mine."
Educational Pictures "The Spice of the Program"
Lucille Hutton, George Davis, and Johnny Arthur
(Educational-Tuxedo -- Two Reels)
(Reviewed by Paul Thompson)
ALL aphorisms, maxims and truisms should be taken with a grain of
salt. To prove the truth in the case of "Charity Begins at Home" is the
motive or moral, or what you will of this Educational comedy. Friend
wife (Lucille Hutton) insists upon her husband sharing her charitable
activities. She takes him with her on an expedition to succor some
people in the poor quarter of town. Escaping from there the husband
(Johnny Arthur) returns to his own home to find it filled with tramps
whom his wife has invited as week-end guests. Every part of the house,
even to the bathroom is filled with the invaders. For to flee, the
husband decides to teach her a lesson. He corrals all the animals he
can, including a cow, donkey, elephant with geese and other birds thrown
in for good measure and brings or has them sent to his home. The hobo
contingent naturally are ousted and the wife made to see the error of
her ways. The so-called and usually actual lesser half of the family is
carrying out to the utmost the "Be Kind of Animals" week slogan, even
surrendering his own bed to a complacent cow-guest. The comedy shows
what an infinitude of trouble a company, director and players will go to
to create scenes that will strike the spectators as amusing. Donna
Barrell wrote the piece which was directed by Charles Lamont. Jack
White, who supervises, supplements Mr. Arthur and Miss Hutton in the
-- Motion Picture News, September 4, 1926, page 867
with Johnny Arthur, Lucille Hutton and George Davis. Directed by Charles
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