- Title: CF779
Slow motion shot of Coney island street. Sign for the Steeplechase is visible to the right. A man and woman in horse and cart with a sign for the amusement park go in. Shot of the Steeplechase ride. The man and woman from before are riding cows. They seem drunk. Slapstick comedy. They walk down a tightrope. Shot of some men coming down a slide one by one. A woman comes down and falls onto the ground. Two boys come down and run away. Nice footage of various people coming down the slide. the drunk/imbecile couple come down last. As they run past the woman gurns into the camera. Pan HA shot of Dreamland Coney island amusement park. Shoot the Chutes visible in background. Crowds of people, lots of rides. Shot of camel on the ground. The drunk/imbecile couple mount it and ride around. Funny footage of women falling off when trying to dismount. They run off. The run up to a stand of a man doing tricks with some dogs. He gets angry with the couple. Shot of the couple at the front of a small train emerging out of a tunnel. Everyone waves their handkerchiefs in the air and get off. Couple go on the Shoot the chute ride and down the slide. They’re forced to do an old fashioned strength game with a large mallet and are chased away by the man in charge of the ride. They eat hot dogs as onlookers laugh. They spit them out and feed each other, getting sauce all over their faces. Slapstick comedy.
- Keywords:USA, 1890s, 1900s, INVENTIONS, EARLY CINEMA, HISTORY OF FILM, CONEY ISLAND, AMUSEMENT PARK, COMEDY, SLAPSTICK, RIDES
- Master Title:CF779