- Title: CF415
Meeting in boardroom, man with monocle stands, shouts and gesticulates - selling an idea. Group of men hide behind wall waving bits of paper in wait for inventor / man then surround him. Man says "my oil is so pure you can drink it". Man drinks oil from jar, miniature oil well on ground, man tips petrol onto car seats and the car drives away without river, graphic map of US states with model car driving over it Men cheer.
Man lights match near container of oil, huge explosion, men on floor with one man hanging off shop window canopy. Boardroom meeting.
Sleeping man, laughs in his sleep as his feet are tickled by feather attached to alarm clock, man pulls rope and feather is cut in half by cut throat razor.
Man pulls rope over bed and mechanized arm lights gas on stove, a saucepan and coffee pot are automatically lowered onto flames. Man yawns and pulls on rope to lower bread onto flames to make toast, he pulls on another rope and eggs roll from underneath chicken in cage into saucepan. Man pulls on rope and table with model cow / milk jug swings over bed. Man operates tiny conveyor belt which deposits sugar into cups. Man yawns, pulls on rope and eggs, toast and coffee swing over to him in bed. Postman attaches mail to wire and throws it through man's window.
Man reads letter and looks excited, he pulls on rope which whisks bed cover off and attaches them to windows as blinds.
Man pulls on rope and steps into his trousers. He takes bow off curtains and affixes it around his collar like a tie / cravat. He takes what looks like a coat of arms off the wall and turns it inside out to become a coat.
Man pulls on rope and bed goes up into wall to reveal a fire burning in the grate and flowers on the mantlepiece. Man picks up bunch of flowers to reveal his hat acting as a vase.
Man attaches sweeping brush to record player and brushes his hat clean. He cleans his shoes using the other end of the brush.
Titlecard: An invention for every occasion - some of them work occasionally.
Man leaves the house and opens a large barrel on the pavement / sidewalk marked ' garbage ' but the letters change to read ' garage ' when it opens. A bullet shaped little car comes out of garage. Man into car and holds large magnet out to passing traffic.
Man in little car is pulled along road by the car in front using the giant magnet. Vs car along until it stops abruptly when the car in front stops. The force of the magnet pulls the chassis off its wheel base and the man and woman look annoyed. Man holds magnet out to car going in the other direction and follows. Vs man driving car using magnet, magnet pulls away large drum on side of road on which policeman is sitting and he falls over, woman / maid looks on shocked. Policeman shakes fist, runs after car and falls over bin.
Man uses magnet to lift manhole cover in road and policeman falls down hole. He hitches a ride with pretty woman in car using his magnet. She smiles and waves, man smiles until woman's male friend pops up in car . Little man points the magnet in the opposite direction.
Crowd of people attempt to save man drowning in park lake, little man out of car and puts on ' waterproof shoes '. Park keeper puts on giant shoes also. Disaster - park keeper falls in water and little man jumps into car and drives away.
Man hands phials of super powerful oil to men who then put it into car engines. Cars drive erratically, driving over grass and all over road - chaos.
Cars crash in street, huge pall of smoke, cars wrecked, man still turning steering wheel on top of building where he has been blown by explosion. Little man watches and covers his eyes in horror / disgrace and creeps away. He climbs into car and uses magnet to pull him along road.
Magnet car flies and man waves.
- Keywords:USA, SILENT COMEDY, SLAPSTICK, PRATFALLS, CRAZY INVENTIONS, MAGNET TECHNOLOGY, INVENTOR, MONEY, SAFE CRACKERS, THIEVES, BANK ROBBERS, CONTRAPTIONS
- Master Title:CF415