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Skinner's Dress Suit (1926)

Passed | | Comedy | 18 April 1926 (USA)
Honey Skinner is proud of her successful husband. When he tells her he's going to ask for a raise, she knows he'll get it. He asks his boss just as their big client announces he's not ... See full summary »


William A. Seiter


Walter Anthony (titles), Henry Irving Dodge (story) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview:
Reginald Denny ... Skinner
Laura La Plante ... Mrs. Honey Skinner
Ben Hendricks Jr. Ben Hendricks Jr. ... Perkins
E.J. Ratcliffe E.J. Ratcliffe ... McLaughlin
Arthur Lake ... Tommy
Hedda Hopper ... Mrs. Colby
Lionel Braham ... Jackson
Frona Hale Frona Hale ... Mrs. McLaughlin
William H. Strauss William H. Strauss ... Tailor
Betty Morrissey Betty Morrissey ... Miss Smith
Lucille De Nevers Lucille De Nevers ... Mrs. Crawford
Lucille Ward Lucille Ward ... Mrs. Jackson
Lila Leslie ... Mrs. Wilkins
Broderick O'Farrell ... Mr. Wilkins


Honey Skinner is proud of her successful husband. When he tells her he's going to ask for a raise, she knows he'll get it. He asks his boss just as their big client announces he's not renewing his contract. He doesn't get the raise, but he's too embarrassed to tell his wife the truth. She starts making plans to spend that extra $10 a week; the first thing is a new dress suit for him and a new outfit for her so they can fit in at a swanky party. They're the hit of the party, and Honey is embraced by the 'smart set.' Meanwhile, business is bad and Skinner loses his job. The tailor is after him for payment on the suit, and Honey is still spending the salary he doesn't have. Written by Anonymous

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More Laughs THAN THERE ARE SNOWFLAKES IN A BLIZZARD (Print ad-Easton Free Press,((Easton, Penna.)) 19 July 1926)










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18 April 1926 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Skinner's Dress Suit features an early appearance by Arthur Lake, who would become famous in the late 1930s as Dagwood Bumstead in the Columbia Pictures series Blondie. See more »


Version of Skinner's Dress Suit (1917) See more »

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I'll Take Arthur Lake and Betty Morrissey !
5 March 2008 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

The stars were competent enough (although director William A. Seiter indulged his somewhat miscast star, Reginald Denny, with far too many close-ups), but the three people I enjoyed most were Arthur Lake (up to his usual Bumstead shenanigans in the office), Betty Morrissey (an office worker with zing), and Lionel Braham (as the pugnacious but wife-tamed Jackson). E.J. Ratcliffe and Ben Hendricks, Jr., also contributed some laughs.

I enjoyed the way the script cleverly turned the tables, and I'm not at all surprised the film was so popular on first release.

In all, a well-staged and nicely produced effort that would benefit by a bit of astute trimming whenever Reg Denny is on-screen.

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