Potty Humor: The Movie
Renoir's adaptation of Feydeau's stage farce encompasses constipation, diarrhea, the involuntary intake of laxatives, and a flushing toilet. And this siege of vulgarity, ça m'emmerdait.
Mary Pickford's flair for physical comedy serves her well, although not enough to transcend just how irritating the title character can get. (Norma Talmadge didn't do much better in 1926.) By way of compensation, Reginald Denny as a big-shot theatrical producer is more than convincing as a babe magnet, and Joseph Cawthorn makes an effective old boy of a sugar daddy.