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Personal (1904)

A man who has placed a personal advertisement for a prospective wife goes to wait at the meeting place that he designated. Soon a woman comes in response to the advertisement. Before the ... See full summary »

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A man who has placed a personal advertisement for a prospective wife goes to wait at the meeting place that he designated. Soon a woman comes in response to the advertisement. Before the two have a chance to converse, several more women arrive on the scene. Now completely flustered, the man flees, initiating a lengthy chase. Written by Snow Leopard

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1904 (USA)  »

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Anúncio Pessoal  »

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Biograph production number 2934. See more »

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[title card]: New York Herald / August 26, 1904 / Personal / Wanted: A young wealthy gentleman would like to meet a young attractive woman. Meet me at Grant's Tomb, Monday at Noon.
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A Rather Creative Version of the Idea
27 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

The early short feature "Personal" is a rather creative version of an idea that was used a number of times in the silent era, most notably by Buster Keaton as part of the hilarious "Seven Chances". You could not, of course, expect anything else to come up to Keaton's level - especially since the comic chase sequence in "Seven Chances" has never since been equaled. Nevertheless, here in "Personal" there are a good number of creative ideas, and it works pretty well.

The story starts with a man awaiting a response to his personal advertisement, and he pretty quickly finds himself in a real predicament. The story itself is quite simple, but as it plays out, it makes use of a variety of settings and props, and it shows quite a bit of resourcefulness for such an early feature.


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