So’s Your Aunt Emma (1942)

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“So’s Your Aunt Emma” is a comedy film released in 1942, directed by Jean Yarbrough and starring Zasu Pitts, Roger Pryor, and Warren Hymer. The story revolves around a group of gangsters who hide out in the home of a sweet, elderly woman named Emma (played by Pitts) while they plan their next heist.

Emma is completely unaware of her houseguests’ true identities and believes them to be respectable businessmen. However, things start to go awry when Emma’s niece and her fiancé become suspicious of the strange men in the house.

As the plot thickens, the gangsters find themselves being pursued by both the police and a rival gang, forcing them to make a daring escape while Emma and her niece are caught in the middle of the chaos.

Despite the danger and confusion, Emma proves to be a savvy and resourceful woman, using her wits and charm to help her family and outsmart the gangsters. In the end, the criminals are caught and Emma is hailed as a hero.

The film is known for its slapstick humor and zany characters, with Zasu Pitts delivering a memorable performance as the lovable and unsuspecting Emma. “So’s Your Aunt Emma” remains a charming and entertaining example of classic Hollywood comedy.

Jean Yarbrough

George Bricker, Edmond Kelso, Harry Hervey

Zasu Pitts, Roger Pryor, Warren Hymer

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