- Title: CF402
00:01:00 - 00:25:44
Starring: Fatty Laymon, Florence Brenda, Wally Stark
With comical inter titles
00:01:31 - 00:05:44
"Yes man" - bald man nodding vigorously; boss / father sitting on bench.
Fat man in baby outfit ( bonnet ) sitting at huge oversized table - eating, messy. Fat 'baby' chasing balloon, falls on it and pops it - crying, laughing, clapping, crawling. Baby with toy push chair, tries to open door but can't. Baby playing with money - throwing it into air, lights a match and sets fire to it. Baby pulling on tablecloth - pudding bowl falls and breaks on head - crying.
00:05:44 - 00:10:34
'Fatty' watching polo game ( pith helmet ); sweeping with broom - street cleaner. Fired / sacked. "As Time flitters on" - 'Time' / old man runs across screens and trips over rock; dramatic fall. 'Fatty' exits building with big pile of boxes obscuring his face - keeps dropping them; falling apart - tries to mount bicycle with them but falls over - bicycle breaks into pieces - fired again.
00:10:34 - 00:14:44
Girl flirting with policeman - angry man driver - road rage. Fatty rejected by girl. "As Time skoots thither and hither" - 'time' / old man rides across screen on scooter. Crash / road accident; horse drawn carriage and motorcar; girl driver flirts with prince. Lottery ticket lands on Fatty ( CU of ticket ). Emerges from shop / store wearing dramatic, over the top uniform.
00:14:44 - 00:17:12
Fatty shows off uniform to girl - she's impressed. "As time rattles on and on" 'Time' motorcar breaks down half way across screen.
Fatty falls out of car - girl flirting over hedge with both fatty and prince. Fatty thinks prince is actually doorman - nice MCU reaction shot.
00:17:12 - 00:22:23
Garden party - three female barefoot dancers. Jealousy - comical moment as fatty mistakenly puts ring on princes finger under table. CU animated laughing golf ball. Comical moment as Fatty tries to hit it but misses - swings around and falls to ground.Nice MCUs as cream splatters into men's faces.
00:22:23 - 00:25:42
Fight. Girl kidnapped. Comical moment as Fatty fights man - falls on him and flattens him.
Car chase scene - v'shots. Fatty fights with three men and knocks them all to ground. Fatty spits at men - small explosion, little cloud of smoke. MS Fatty and girl skipping away from camera hand in hand.
00:26:20 - 00: 50:58
THE MYSTERY OF THE LEAPING FISH (1916)
Spoof of Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
D: John Emerson ( Story by Tod Browning ).
00:26:20 - 00:31:51
Opening credits. Int laboratory; MCU man / detective injects himself in hand - wearing belt of syringes . Comical assistant mixes drink up from various potions in test tubes and beakers. Injects it into man's mouth. MS man / detective injects himself in hand again - laughs and strokes moustache. Communication scene - Television / CCTV screen; early security / video messaging. Visitor - policeman, man / detective injects himself in back of hand.
00:31:51 - 00:35:15
Drug taking - cocaine; big cloud as snorted. "The gentleman rolling in wealth" - man wakes up in bed covered in cash / money, servant presses / irons some. Nice MS swimmers / bathers running down beach to sea with inflatables ( leaping fish ) wearing old-fashioned costumes.
00:35:15 - 00:40:35
Man / detective pulls up in chequered car; man with horn / trumpet in back. MCU as they play chequers on part of the car - man / detective injects himself again. Girl falls backwards off pier into sea - comical moment as man / detective tries to save her - life guard stands smoking and yawning as they struggle in water. Special effect / reversed shot as they leap back onto pier. Comical moment as girl carries him up pier - hangs him over railing for moment. Girl injects man / detective in face to revive him. Man / detective in swimming costume takes inflatable fish out into water.
00:40:35 - 00:45:18
Man / detective injects himself and inflatable - comical scene as it speeds / splashes through water - crashes onto shore. Man / detective looking through telescope - folds it down into top hat. Special effects as man / detective jumps up into rafters - acrobatics, spying on villains / drug smugglers. Leaps down - smells opium in boss; smiling / happy, starts eating it.
00:45:18 - 00:50:54
"Full of Hop" - bouncy, high on drugs - gives chase in chequered car. Int laundry girl fights with villain. Man / detective fights with villains; injects them with drugs to defeat them. Man / detective and girl hug; happy, rescue. Fight in the dark with villain; women listening in through doors. Villain defeated - left in rags / ripped clothing. Man / detective defeats large group of villains by knocking them out with cloud of cocaine. Happy ending - man / detective and girl hug and kiss.
00:51:37 - 01:09:59
MOTHBALLS AND MANIACS.
00:51:37 - 00:55:46
Opening titles / credits ( Bill and Ben ). Two men in stripy pyjamas; behind bars - sight gag / illusion, headboard not prison. Hang over - nice animation; little men with hammers hitting head. Large ice blocks on heads; melt rapidly, small puff of smoke out of mouths. Mix and drink tonic in tankards - cream around mouths. Comical situation as tipping the bellboy - given a clothing token. Special optical illusion - two dress suits pulled out of small flat round box ( Mary Poppins style ).
00:55:46 - 00:59:11
Nice MCU flirting sequence - man / woman wink at each other. "I'll have to do a Lon Chaney to get through that lobby"
00:59:11 - 01:03:50
Man dressing in woman's clothing - corset, hat, coat - cross-dressing / disguise. Comical moment as mistaken for wife - hands over eyes in "guess who" way. Hide and chase sequence; gun shots, candid camera shot, roll of carpet - run over by car.
01:03:50 - 01:08:12
Comical paternity claim scene - funny baby photograph with stuck on faces. Gold Digger. Chaotic chase scene in office building. Men electrocuted as climbing down wire - lightning bolts / rays special effects. Cross-eyed taxi driver - nice POV shot; split screen. Panicking passengers - comical moment as car goes up and over steam train.
Kaleidoscope shot - POV of sheriff giving chase on bicycle.
01:08:12 - 01:09:59
Car zig - zag chasing bicycle up road. Steering wheel comes off in driver's hands - gives it to passengers "back seat drivers." Car crash, cloud of smoke. Mothball - animated sequence; thrown down, moth emerges and flies up into sheriff's face - two men try to hit it but smack Sheriff in face - classic slapstick moment.
01:10:20 - 01:40:26
CONEY ISLAND (1917)
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ( also director ), Buster Keaton, Al St. John
01:10:20 - 01:14:46
Parade; couple watching. Man / Keaton climbs pole for better view - claps hands and falls to ground. Beach - fat man / Arbuckle playing in sand, bucket and spade. Nagging woman / wife. Arbuckle digging like dog in sand - hides / buries himself. Uses periscope to spy on wife. Escape.
01:14:46 - 01:20:46
Arbuckle at kiosk buying ticket. Keaton's girl stolen - he cries. Tries to sneak into funfair by hiding in 'Rubbish' barrel. Fairground; Keaton tries to climb into ride but falls backwards out of it.
Early go-karts. CU girl feeling seasick. Crash, fight - Keaton throttled and thrown. Arbuckle now steals girl - comical moment as St John punches him in gut - sprayed with mouthful of ice -cream. Slapstick violence, food thrown - policeman, mallet.
01:20:46 - 01:26:05
Boat drop ride ( like a log flume ). Nice shot from top, MCUs scared faces as it drops. Drowning - man jumps off bridge and tries to save girl and Arbuckle. man fighting with fish. Comical moment as Keaton tries to pull Arbuckle out of water. Bathing house won't give Arbuckle a swimming costume "I can't fit you - buy a tent." Arbuckle talks to camera - forces it to show him from chest up while he's changing! St. John literally thrown into jail. Keaton faints at sight of pretty girl in swimming costume.
Arbuckle in woman's swimming costume - cross-dressing complete with wig, hat and little parasol. Comical moment as he runs into male shower room - they all run out. Woman adjusts her stocking - Arbuckle gets hot under the collar!
01:30:23 - 01:36:00
Arbuckle and girl skipping along beach. Keaton in lifeguard uniform - does a back flip on spot.
Comical moment when man flirts with man dressed as woman ; fight - very slapstick; kicks, falls, leaps, punches... water chase.
01:36:00 - 01:40:26
Keystone Kops - bucket of water thrown at them. Fight continues, the kops take them to jail. Keaton and girl kiss on edge of pier. Fight in cell - several kops try to stop fight but hit overhead. Man / Arbuckle throws wife / woman into cell and skips off. men shake hands ext police department. Girl walks by - St. John follows her. Arbuckle skips after girl in opposite direction.
- Keywords:HERO, VILLAIN, FIGHT, LOVE RIVALS, SLAPSTICK, HAPPY ENDING, KIDNAPPING, CAR CHASE, COMEDY SHORT, DRUG TAKING, DRUG SMUGGLING, DETECTIVE, SPOOF, FAIRGROUND, NAGGING WIFE, CROSS DRESSING, COMEDY, CHARLESTON, FLAPPERS
- Master Title:CF402