Mack Sennett silent short comedy.
A young man visiting Hollywood on family business gets into trouble when he sees a bank robbery in progress, and thinks it is a movie scene.
Charles Murray gets caught by his wife flirting with a dancer.
Mrs. Goodheart, a charity worker, comes home one evening very much discouraged as she is unable to get even a small donation from Mr. Tightwad, the millionaire. She tells Sweedie, the cook, of her failure, so Sweedie decides to try her luck at making him "come across."
Two excellent fables in one reel. "The Fable of Another Side-Track an dthe Fatal Album," and "The Fable of the Difference Between Doc and a Physician."
Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by Edna. Mr. Rowdy, in the gallery, pours beer down on Mr. Pest and Edna. He attacks patrons, a harem dancer, the singers Dot and Dash, and a fire-eater.
When one of the actors on a movie set doesn't show up, Charlie gets his chance to be on camera and replaces the actor. While waiting, he plays in a dice game and gets on many people's nerves. When he finally gets to act, he ruins his scene, accidentally destroys the set, and tears the skirt of the star of the movie.
Harry Doolittle wakes up on the day he's to marry Betty Bright. He has a terrible hangover. A strange woman appears in his room saying that he married her the night before, and just then, his fiancée and her mother arrive. There's anger all around, leading to Harry's arrest. He's jailed while awaiting trial in front of Betty's father, a judge. She visits him in the clink. He escapes and disguises himself as a cabman. The police are looking for him, as are his fiancée and her mother. Will it get straightened out in time for wedding bells to ring?
Wallace Beery dresses up as a lady to fool the man.
The story of an orphan girl and her dog.
Sweedie, the cook, reads an ad in the newspaper for a maid to give her services in exchange for college tuition. She applies and is accepted.
When Mrs. Justwed receives a note from her mother telling her that she expects to arrive next day, her husband seems overjoyed, and says he intends to make her stay all winter. She arrives next day, but it is not long before the well-meaning husband is hoping it will be a short winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Skidoo receive a letter from Lord Bunkum, saying he is coming to pay them a visit. They decide they do not wish to see the Lord, so they leave, telling Sweedie to inform his Lordship they have been called away. Meantime a tramp finds the Lord's letter, which Mr. Skidoo has dropped, and decides to impersonate Lord Bunkum.
Mr. Rhyme, a poet, is distracted at his work by the different noises in his home. To cap the climax his aunt arrives, bringing with her all her pets.
Tom and Dick live at the same boarding house and are rivals for the hand of their landlady. One evening the crowd decided to play all of the old-fashioned games, and the antics that they go through will keep one in a constant fit of laughter. Tom is determined to make Dick look foolish, and vice versa, so they are continually in a scramble.
When a well off man from the city arrives in a hick town to woo a wealthy widow, he encounters first an ornery model T ride to the shabby hotel, then his rival for the widow as they go on to a local fair. tempers flair and a challenge to a boxing match is met.
A tramp tries to earn money by playing the violin, but he’s soon facing off against the jealous competition.
Sweedie gets a job as mop artist in a hotel. She starts out from home encumbered with baggage and a pet dog of uncertain ancestry. Arrived at the hotel, she is given two pails and a mop and she starts to work.
Mildred refuses Archie's proposal of marriage. Shortly after Fred arrives and she accepts him as her future husband. As he is leaving the house, his attention is attracted by a young lady who has a cinder in her eye. He stops to give her his assistance. Mildred, who happens to be watching from an upstairs window, thinks he is kissing the young lady
"Chick" Evans, western amateur golf champion, is seen playing golf with his sister. Sweedie is the cook for a family of "get-rich-quicks" and treated very roughly until she receives a letter telling her that her uncle has left her an immense fortune. She is then handled with white gloves. To be a society lady she must wear fine clothes and play golf.
The Prevailing Craze
Beach Pajamas is a 1931 Comedy short
A Scottish immigrant on board ship becomes a pawn in a jewel heist aboard the S.S. Cognac, a three-star liner. Blackie Dawson, the uncrowned king of jewel thieves, and his accomplice Pearl Blackstone, have stolen a huge ruby. A detective is searching every cabin, so Blackie forces our young Scot to swallow the gem and, under threat of being shot, to stay mum. The detective is assisted by Flora Danube, a blue-eyed Bulgarian daisy who keeps those eyes open. To escape death, the young Scot disguises himself as a woman, but that draws a lot of attention; when his disguise is discovered, he must climb for his life. Is a European union in the offing?
When a well off man from the city arrives in a hick town to woo a wealthy widow, he encounters first an ornery model T ride to the shabby hotel, then his rival for the widow as they go on to a local fair. tempers flair and a challenge to a boxing match is met. Edited and adapted from Hard Knocks and Love Taps (1921).
After a night of carousing, a rich oil tycoon awakes to find that he was married the night before. He calls in his lawyer to straighten things out.
An impecunious customer creates chaos in a department store while the manager and his assistant plot to steal the money kept in the establishment's safe.
A butler is persuaded to pretend to be a man's wife so that he can inherit a million dollars.
Molly, the eldest child of a group of orphans being used as slaves on a farm hidden deep in a swamp, must rescue the others when their cruel master decides that one of them will be disposed of.
The crotchety dean of Pinkham University blames the "bad behavior of the school's female students on a dress shop owned by Helene, and informs her he's shutting her shop down. Meanwhile, her boyfriend Napoleon has invented a plaster that restores youth. The dean accidentally sits on the plaster and reverts back to his younger days when he himself used to chase college girls. Complications ensue.
Sweedie, the cook, decides that it would be nice to learn to swim, so goes to a "dry land" swimming class for instruction. She is thrown out of the class after fighting with several of the members and goes home, where she fills the bathtub with water and proceeds to learn to swim.
Titus Tillsbury is a successful businessman who is visited by a blackmailing old flame. He enlists a friend to keep her away from his home and wife.
Mother - The hand that rocks the family - and rocks it often! A family comedy.
Sweedie decides to commit suicide when she is jilted by her sweetheart, the captain of the police department. After writing a note to him, she calmly makes ready for the end. About this time the tricksters arrive and inject "dope" into her which puts her to sleep.
#1: The Household Comedian; #2: Why Essie's Friends Got the Fresh Air; #3: The Prevailing Craze.
Flickering Youth is a 1924 silent Comedy.
A tailor's apprentice burns Count Broko's clothes while ironing them and the tailor fires him. Later, the tailor discovers a note explaining that the count cannot attend a dance party, so he dresses as such to take his place; but the apprentice has also gone to the mansion where the party is celebrated and bumps into the tailor in disguise…
Firefighter Charlie Chaplin is tricked into letting a house burn by an owner who wants to collect on the insurance.
A 1923 Christie comedy starring Babe London and Dorothy Devore. Queenie (London) has sent a picture of her sister Katie (Devore) to her pen pal as if it was her. Now that the pen pal is in love and coming to meet Queenie in person, Katie has to pretend she is a child.
The Usual Way
Returning to his hometown a fitness equipment salesman falls in love with the store keeper's daughter.
Lifeguard Ben Turpin tries to keep order at the beach, where tennis players James Finlayson and Charles Conklin vie for the affection of Marie Prevost and get involved in antics including fishing and a wild boat ride in this Mack Sennett two-reeler. Roughly only half of the film still exists.
Sue Graham is a small town girl who wants to be a motion picture star. She wins a contract when a picture of a very pretty girl is sent to a studio instead of her picture. When she arrives in Hollywood, the mistake is discovered and she starts working in the props department of the studio instead. Her parents then come out to California and invest some money with a very shifty individual.
A pawnbroker's assistant deals with his grumpy boss, his annoying co-worker and some eccentric customers as he flirts with the pawnbroker's daughter, until a perfidious crook with bad intentions arrives at the pawnshop.
A derelict, huddled under the steps of a missionary church, feels enlightened by the sermon of a passionate preacher and infatuated by the beauty of the congregation's pianist, in such a way that he tries to improve his life of poverty by becoming a policeman. His first assignment will be to patrol along Easy Street, the turf of a vicious bully and his criminal gang.
During the troubled shooting of several movies, David, the prop man's assistant, meets an aspiring actress who tries to find work in the studio. Things get messy when the stagehands decide to go on strike.
The adventures of a young shopgirl who learns that having money is not the key to happiness.
After amusements working in a restaurant, Charlie uses his lunch break to go roller skating.
A dancing instructor gets involved with a newly rich family.
The transition from horses to automobiles at the turn of the century causes problems between a father and son.