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Shot in the Excitement (1914)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 26 October 1914 (USA)
A girl and her suitor are interrupted by the pranks of a rival (who rigs a booby trap which fires a cannon). Music composed and performed by Donald Sosin. Presented by CineMuseum (on behalf of Keystone Films).

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Rube Miller
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Cast overview:
Al St. John ... The Daughter's Suitor
Alice Howell ... The Daughter
Rube Miller ... The Suitor's Rival
Josef Swickard ... The Father
Edwin Frazee Edwin Frazee ... 1st Cop
Grover Ligon Grover Ligon ... 2nd Cop
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A girl and her suitor are interrupted by the pranks of a rival (who rigs a booby trap which fires a cannon). Music composed and performed by Donald Sosin. Presented by CineMuseum (on behalf of Keystone Films).

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Short | Comedy

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1914 (USA) See more »

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Keystone Film Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Escalation
29 March 2007 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This early Keystone, about the rivalry between two goonish suitors over goonish Alice Howell, starts out with with the suitors attacking each other with spiders and quickly escalates with attacks by rocks, water and soon, a civil war cannon. It shows no subtlety in its humor ... all it lacks is a mushroom cloud at the end.

There is quite a lot of comedy talent on display, including Charley Chase, the forgotten -- and very funny -- Alice Howell, Chester Conklin and, to round out the pack, Al St. John. It won't make any fans, but if you enjoy the early Keystones or want to see these players in their earlier, rawer phases, it will be worth your time.


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