On the third floor of the apartment house at 003 Findlet Avenue lived Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tinkelpaw. The neighbors said it was a shame the way he neglected his poor wife, but Tillie's ... See full summary »

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On the third floor of the apartment house at 003 Findlet Avenue lived Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tinkelpaw. The neighbors said it was a shame the way he neglected his poor wife, but Tillie's avoirdupois seemed to belie the rumor. Directly above lived the Pipkins. In this case, however, it was the young wife whose numerous clubs called her frequently from her fireside, affording gossip for the neighbors. However, unmindful of the discussion of their affairs, Tillie continued to cook dainty dishes for her unappreciative husband, while Luella Pipkin found fault with everything her meek husband did to please her. For several weeks it happened that Tinkelpaw and Luella would accidentally meet at the door, and naturally would walk down the street together. However, on one occasion where Mr. Tinkelpaw had been less appreciative than usual, and departed leaving Tillie in tears, she went to the window, hoping he might relent and throw her a kiss. At the same time Luella was out of sorts on account of ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Tillie Does Coney Island
26 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The same year that Roscoe Arbuckle and Buster Keaton invaded Coney Island (1917), Marie Dressler also had a comic romp at that famed playground. In her third and final outing as Tillie, she plays an unhappy wife who decides to have FUN and teams up with henpecked neighbor (Johnny Hines) to have a whirl. No real plot but lots of slapstick action and terrific views of 1917 Long Island and Coney Island. The rides are primitive but good enough to allow Dressler to fall and tumble and mug for the camera. Hines is not so funny (and certainly no Chaplin, Dressler's co-star in Tillie's Punctured Romance) but is an OK foil. Dressler was 49 when she made this film; Hines was 22! Not a great comedy, but it's a miracle a print of this still exists. Frank Beamish is the husband, Rubye de Remer the wife, and Nora Cecil can be seen at the ice cream stand. Dressler may well have been the funniest woman in the history of films, so it's nice to be able to see her early slapstick silents. But by 1918 her film career was gone. She returned at the end of the silent era, had a notable hit in The Patsy with Marion Davies, made the transition to talkies and would win an Oscar for Min and Bill. By the time of her death in 1934 she was the biggest box office draw in the country.


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