Max accepts a wager that he cannot remain in a haunted castle for one hour (11 PM to midnight) without crying for help. As soon as he arrives he encounters strange and nightmarish visions, ... See full summary »
Charlie is a fireman who always does everything wrong. A man talks the Fire Chief into ignoring his burning home (he wants the insurance money) unaware that his daughter (the love of the ... See full summary »
At a farm near Bangville, the young daughter see strangers in the barn. She quickly rushes to the house and calls the police. The police engage in a haphazard rush across the countryside to get there in time.
Set in Sardinia, a barren and disconsolate land, where Rosalia, a poor young mother, entrusts her only son, Anania, to the natural father, who is well-off and already married. The years ... See full summary »
This Keystone comedy film is notable for containing early appearances by Charley Chase and Harold Lloyd, and to make it easier to identify them, Charley plays a character called Harold. It's not part of the series of Keystone films from this time that co-starred Chase and Mae Busch, but it still uses him as a general light comic romantic lead. He doesn't get very much to do, but he does stand out from the crowd for those who are looking: there is a great moment where he enthusiastically waves goodbye to his sweetheart while being fought off by the obligatory angry, disapproving father.
There is a lot of plotting of a robbery in the first half of the film, then the second half primarily relies on the concept of a male robber disguised as a woman (who, of course, is flirted with a bit) and the tension that results from the threat of his discovery. There's only so far this goes, but then the film is topped off by a typically elaborate Keystone Cops chase, which is well executed.
Harold Lloyd is unrecognizable in a couple shots as a fruit vendor whose stand keeps getting knocked over. It's a fair example of a prototypical 1910s Keystone one-reeler, but not the funniest of them.
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