One of the few comedy-short series to be extensively reviewed by Variety, the "Klever Komedies" released by Paramount in 1917 all starred Broadway comedian Victor Moore. The third of the batch -- and the first to be critiqued by Variety -- was Did It Ever Happen to You? Upon returning home after a "night on the town," the inebriated hero (Moore) flops into bed fully clothed, secure in the knowledge that his teetotaler wife is not due back from the country until morning. When wifey shows up, Moore manages to slip out of the house unnoticed and heads for his office, where after several applications of hot coffee and cold ice he manages to sober up. By and by he receives a phone call from his companion of the previous evening, a pretty chorus girl, who invites him to a party. Moore informs his wife that he has to attend a "business conference," then scoots off to meet the chorine at the appointed place. This time, however, he gets so plastered that he ends up in Night Court. Fortunately, the judge is a fellow lodge member, and he drops the charges; unfortunately, Moore's wife also appears in court to press charges against a larcenous servant. This being a one-reel comedy, the hero has approximately two minutes left to wriggle out of this newest predicament.
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