To win the beautiful Mary’s affection, cunning Cribs introduces her husband Edward to the Demon Rum, which turns him into a raging alcoholic. Luckily, Edward’s best friend, William, will stop at nothing to save the day.
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Though a parody of the poorly acted temperance plays that still existed at the time this film falls flat. Even the appearances of veterans Buster Keaton and Margaret Hamilton fail to make this entertaining on any level.
I gave this a two with the intention of not betraying my feelings of this movie, but also increasing it from the one star it has. As a theater satire it works on most levels, too well perhaps for my liking. I only rate it so lowly because I can't stand theater, and their satire on theater is too grounded in theatricality.