THE MERRY MONAHANS (Charles Lamont, 1944)

Prolific, Charles Lamont specialized in slapstick comedies at Universal, for instance, numerous Abbott-&-Costellos and Ma-&-Pa-Kettles. The brightest gem on his résumé, though, would remain The Merry Monahans, the tuneful, nostalgic, breezy chronicle of a vaudeville family, Pete Monahan and his two teenaged offspring, Jimmy and Patsy Monahan. Their wife and mother, Rose, has exited their […]