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The Messenger Boy's Mistake (1903)

"Cholly" wishes to call on his best girl and sends her a large bouquet. To find out if the girl really loves him, he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to "wear this" if she... See full summary »

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"Cholly" wishes to call on his best girl and sends her a large bouquet. To find out if the girl really loves him, he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to "wear this" if she does. The boy delivers the note and a package which the young lady opens and finds an old pair of trousers and other masculine wearing apparel. She becomes enraged. When "Cholly" comes she proceeds to give him instructions as to what to do in the future, etc., but before she finishes, the boy, having discovered his mistake, returns with the right box. "Cholly" hastily closes up the wrong one, hands it to the boy and kicks him out of the door. He then opens the right box and presents the bouquet himself. She wears the flowers, and things are now all right. Written by Edison Catalog

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Short | Comedy | Romance

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October 1903 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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I admit it...I actually chucked at this one.
31 March 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A man sends a bunch of flowers to his girlfriend along with a note telling her to wear them if she loves him. However, the messenger boy is a moron and delivers instead a man's outfit. I assume she thought her boyfriend wanted her to become a transvestite--and I could see that she was NOT amused. Fortunately, the boyfriend and the dumb delivery boy soon arrive and the mistake is corrected--and the boyfriend delivers a swift kick to the delivery boy's backside. I must admit that I did laugh--especially as the guy was being kicked out the door.

Because this film is very short, I'll fore go giving it a numerical score- -there just isn't a lot to rate here. However, it is funny and well made for the time period. It's worth a look and can be downloaded from the Library of Congress website.


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