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from Mark Lloyd’s channel, with gratitude for his posting and description.

On the vocation of puttering, from Frank Capra’s 1931 Platinum Blonde. Halliwell Hobbes as the butler Smythe and Robert Williams as the restless newspaper reporter Stew Smith.

notes and asides

on the film, see wikipedia : link

dialogue by Robert Riskin (1897-1955), wikipedia : link

aside —

“They fall in love and soon elope, horrifying Anne’s widowed mother, Mrs. Schuyler (Louise Closser Hale), an imperious dowager who looks down on Stew’s lower-class background.”

Louise Closser Hale (1872-1933) has appeared previously in these putterings —

speranza, the delicate construction of   (166)
some dull wooden station, muddy town   (57)

9 February 2023