Sue Graham is a small town girl who wants to be a motion picture star. She wins a contract when a picture of a very pretty girl is sent to a studio instead of her picture. When she arrives ... See full summary »
F. Richard Jones
The circus comes to town, and the town's orphans are treated to a day at the circus. The circus troupe's 'Jinx' girl causes so many problems for the performers and performances that, to ... See full summary »
A young lady designs a wonderfully received bathing suit and saves her employer from financial disaster. In the course of this, she falls in love with her employer's son, who is in danger ... See full summary »
Clarence G. Badger
Rod La Rocque,
Alec B. Francis
In a hotel lobby an inebriated Charlie runs into an elegant lady, gets tied hup in her dog's leash, and falls down. He later runs into her in the hotel corridor, locked out of her room. ... See full summary »
This film, previously thought to be lost, was recently discovered in New Zealand. This makes the film (as of this writing, 2015) the oldest surviving film directed by and starring Mabel Normand. See more »
Mabel Normand stars and even directs this Keystone farce. Like many of them, it gives a slapstick twist to a D.W. Griffith piece, under whom Sennett and Normand had worked. In this case, the immediate source looks to be AN UNSEEN ENEMY.
Unfortunately, it is a rather poor effort, despite some interesting split-screen work. Mabel and Charles Avery are the young rustic lovers. Meanwhile, their parents are indulging in such lascivious activities as chin-chucking, when the approach of the young 'uns causes them to hide in a closet. On finding someone in the closet, the kids call the cops...
The shenanigans offered in this one are uninspired for the Keystones of this period and the fact that the National Film Preservation Foundation has posted it to their website at sixteen frames a second makes it almost unwatchable -- you can see motion blur, one-word titles remain on the screen for four seconds and given that most one-reelers time in at eight minutes by the 1920s, the fifteen minutes this one takes to play out is almost unbearable -- at a guess it should be projected at no fewer than nineteen frames a second. I'd avoid this one until some one puts it out at a suitable speed.
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