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The Civil War veteran getting married is too funny.


Very briefly, as Colman and Hayes are leaving the city clerk's office, there is an elderly war veteran with a young girl.

In the 1960s, 30 years after this film, we were still paying out over 500 Civil War pensions because these old guys married young women who get to keep the pensions for their lifetimes.

So the scene was right on.

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