Kate, president of the Suredeath Street Railway Company, has a daughter, Ethel, who is the apple of her eye. Babe, an inventor of a safety device for the controller of a trolley car and ... See full summary »

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Kate, president of the Suredeath Street Railway Company, has a daughter, Ethel, who is the apple of her eye. Babe, an inventor of a safety device for the controller of a trolley car and possessor of a funny little wink, arrives to demonstrate his invention to Kate. Through the aid of Florence, his confederate, whom he has managed to install in Kate's office as a stenographer, Snorky, president of a rival traction company, learns a demonstration will be given on a certain date. Snorky plants a bomb underneath the car so that when the lever strikes a certain mark the bomb will explode. However, Babe has asked Ethel to accompany him on a trial spin a few hours before the demonstration, and their entrance blocks Snorky's escape. Finding himself trapped in the death car, Snorky raves and a desperate struggle takes place between him and Babe. Babe overpowers Snorky and hurls him off the roof of the fast-flying car just as the bomb explodes. The explosion throws Babe and Ethel high in the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Oliver Hardy the Director
14 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In his third year of acting in Hollywood short films, the 24 year old Oliver Hardy directed 'He Winked and Won' whilst the 27 year old Charles Chaplin acted, wrote and directed 'The Pawnshop'. This early short is nowhere near as good as his talking short films with Stan Laurel.


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