- Title: CF352
Little man carries huge stack of parcels, woman / wife shouts at him and complains, takes one box away so we see his face peering through. Man staggers into street, sits on box which is then lowered on lift, he gets up, it rises again, he sits down etc. He finally falls down the hatch but then reappears as lift rises. Woman appears and tells him off.
People ride horses towards camera, man does washing using tin bath, his underwear / long johns shrink. Woman gives man pile of ironing. Man paints floor of room but paints himself into the centre of the room. He hangs upside down from a chandelier to complete painting.
Woman takes baby from pram, chandelier crashes to floor, woman angry, man jumps out of window and lands in pram, it runs down road and crashes at kerb. Man joins the US Marines. Recruits learn to march, man gets it wrong repeatedly and annoys sergeant major, does little dance, sits on steps, sergeant major tells him off.
Little man guards entrance to barracks but every time he turns his back, men escape. He trips over escaping man, hits sergeant major by mistake who chases him into harbour where he falls into sea, little man throws anchor to sergeant major, angry woman / wife tells man off and gets entangled in anchor rope and is pulled off the harbour wall.
TARZAN (1918, BW, SILENT DRAMA)
Tarzan rides elephant, white hunters in pith helmets, Tarzan fights lion, rescues woman, war dance, battle between hunters and African tribe, Tarzan makes fire by rubbing sticks together, African village on fire, love scene between woman and Tarzan, carries woman to tree house.
BW, SILENT COMEDY / SLAPSTICK, 1920s
Two men gallop into Western town and carry woman off, man says "my daughter's been kidnapped". Cross eyed sheriff, huskies / dog sledge through snow, man falls off, cross eyed man pledges to find girl and leaves town, cu footprint in snow, man along in snow shoes, man falls over, crawls in snow, man shoots at him.
Man pushes woman into cabin, man pulls another man out of bed and they look angry at each other, the flaps on man's caps move up and down, the tail on man's Davy Crockett hat moves around like angry cat.
Man backs onto stove and burns his bottom. Picks up hot pan and bends it to show how tough he is.
Cu man's hand into stove and pulls out hot coals.
Bear sits on top of man in snow and paws him. Bear chases man, speeded up film, bear falls over trip wire / rope. Man into cabin with others, big man sharpens knife as cross eyed man's hand shakes, drops candle, man throws knife into wall above man's head.
Bear into bed in cabin, man falls out of window, man threatens cross eyed man, he gets into bed not realising bear is in bed. He jumps out of bed chased by bear, chase across snow, huskies and sledge fall over rock, bear chases little man and they roll together forming large snowball which breaks at bottom of hill. Man rescues / saves woman and ties up baddies.
BW. 1920S SILENT COMEDY / SLAPSTICK
Film crew in wooden cabin, director gives cross eyed man directions, big man grabs woman, little man into cabin, woman makes 'my hero' gesture. Cross eyed man looks unsure and dodges bullet that big man fires, cu cross eyed man's face looking shocked, he takes gun from big man and bends the gun around man's wrists to act as handcuffs.
Little man chains big man to wall of cabin, film crew, little man goes to fire arrow at big man but woman distracts him and arrow hits the director.
Cross eyed man hold guns to camera, fires gun, film crew pack more explosive down barrel of gun, man shuts his eyes and aims gun, film crew hold hands over their ears, enormous explosion and set falls apart.
Cross eyed man runs to door but it is a set and he falls over, film crew chase him, man runs into wall of house, falls through window and lands in the middle of another film being shot.
Film crew - director with megaphone - film big man carrying kicking woman over his shoulders, little man interjects and big man raises fists. Director shows cross eyed man how to throw punch at big man, little man knocks out director.
Horse drawn fire engine races along road, cross eyed man tied up in room which is filling with water from spout, film crew leaves and follows fire engines.
Cross eyed man in room full of water, he calls for help, man up to his neck in water.
Fire engine arrives at apartment building on fire, film director sends woman into building.
Man rescues man under water, woman with fake baby at window of burning building calls for help, cross eyed man into burning building, cu tank with 'gasoline' written on it, explosion, car overturned.
Two men in ripped clothes and blackened faces sit in ruins of car, man and woman out of burning building.
- Keywords:SLAPSTICK, PRATFALLS, COMEDY, SILENT COMEDY, COMIC, COMEDIAN
- Master Title:CF352