- Title: CF601
00:54:56 - 00:57:12
Titles: Larry Semon 'Looking for a Girl.'Girl opening up presents in front of people - holds frilly dress up to herself; very happy - hugging man, kissing, dancing - man with newspaper. Nice shots of two men talking to each other on old-fashioned telephones ( moustaches ). Comical love scene - man with large bunch of flowers; mistakenly runs into a large mirror, exaggerated romance.
00:57:12 - 00:59:36
CU girl smells flowers - lizard on nose, boyfriend flicks it off, it lands on woman's bare back, climbs down back of dress - comical wild jumping around. Slapstick violence - boyfriend thrown around by men after they see him putting hand down back of woman's dress - thrown out of house; nice MS as thrown out down steps, flowers thrown after. Servant shakes dusty rug over boyfriend as he lays crying on steps - big cloud.
00:59:36 - 01:01:03
Boyfriend chased around room - fighting several men at once - tumbling, falling, punching, violence, smashed vase. Man sneaks up behind boyfriend - exaggerated violence - throws boyfriend around like a dummy, throws him out of house; knocks policeman into water. High-speed chase through water, continues on land ( still 'swimming' across ground ).
01:01:03 - 01:05:50
Int. house - party; couples dancing, people arriving, shaking hands, kissing hands. Man goes down on one knee to girl - romance - she rejects him, another man laughs at him. Men plotting evil scheme - nice CU TNT high explosive inserted into centre of cigar. Before man can light it scolding girl takes it and throws out window. Boyfriend tries lighting cigar but policeman takes it away. He smokes it - it explodes; left in rags / tattered clothes, staggers away.
01:05:50 - 01:08:35
Man gives chef a bottle ( suspicious looking ), kneading dough. Man with knife hit overhead with vase, boyfriend steals his clothes, cuts piece of hair and uses it as moustache. Chef puts tray of buns in oven. Girls exotically dancing - high kicks, bare midriffs, Egyptian, feather fans. Boyfriend talking to girl on balcony - nice HA shot lifting moustache "It's me!". Man and woman dancing; Egyptian, he picks her up and energetically swings her around.
01:08:35 - 01:12:20
Boyfriend brings girl cakes - tips tray to pick up feather fan - cakes slid off and hit people below. Woman dancer lets go of man and falls into same people. Large number of people sit down to dinner table - chefs in kitchen preparing food - conveyor belt, dishes with silver domes. Boyfriend disguised as waiter takes tray of buns from chef - one falls off and explodes on floor. Boyfriend / waiter eats one - spits; it explodes as it hits ground - he throws rest of bun, it explodes on chef's bottom who dives into large tub of flour. Boyfriend throws bun like baseball at chef, explodes on bottom.
01:12:20 - 01:14:46
Boyfriend throws lots of exploding buns at chef - attack. Little monkey steals bun and climbs on top of cupboards. Crazy looking fat man enters with two pistols - monkey drops bun on him - he falls to ground as it explodes. Boyfriend chases man with guns. Excellent conveyor belt gag - boyfriend running but getting nowhere ( nice short shot people at round table raising cups "cheers!" ). Boyfriend slides up dining table - chaos; spill, knocks people to the ground.
01:14:46 - 01:16:17
Boyfriend throws large vase at chef on window ledge - chef falls / smashes through window into swimming pool taking group of policemen with him. Villain / man trying to get through door / force his way into girl's bedroom, takes a long run up - breaks through door and straight out of window - long drop / fall into swimming pool ( big splash ). Boyfriend knocks group of people down stairs.
01:16:17 - 01:19:52
Woman jumps through window and lands in net held out by group of police. Villains kidnap girl and police at gunpoint - boyfriend jumps through window but no net! Classic gag/ slapstick. Fat villain tries to hit boyfriend over head with large log but misses. Boyfriend on bicycle pedalling wildly - but not getting anywhere - early exercise bicycle! Chases kidnappers car on bicycle - girl struggling with villains. Stunt - boyfriend jumps from bicycle onto moving motor bicycle. Motorbike nearly hits car at cross roads, villain's car speeds by taking half of policeman's uniform, motorbike speeds by and takes other half knocking policeman to ground. Series of near misses, skidding on water / wet road.
01:19:52 - 01:23:42
Villain forces girl into aeroplane, boyfriend speeds after aeroplane on motorbike - climbs up rope ladder, fight with villain - aeroplane loops. Girl and boyfriend jump off - parachute. Aeroplane crashes; nice slo mo MS aeroplane nose-diving into ground, explosion, villain falls / rolls out - rags / ripped clothes. LS stunt - parachutes landing in field; boyfriend runs to girl, hug / embrace, kiss. Boyfriend hits villain over head with aeroplane's large propeller. Romantic; boyfriend down on one knee kissing girl's hand.
- Keywords:USA, SILENT COMEDY, SLAPSTICK, COMIC, COMEDY SHORTS, FARCE, COMEDY FILM, FILM SHORTS
- Master Title:CF601