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Pipe the Whiskers (1918)

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Our hero is a janitor in a old age rest home who actually runs the place.

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(as Alf Goulding)
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Janitor
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Hazel Baugh
William Blaisdell
Jane Blyler
Sammy Brooks
Lige Conley ...
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Billy Fay ...
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James A. Fitzgerald
William Gillespie
Helen Gilmore
Max Hamburger
Lew Harvey
Dee Lampton
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Our hero is a janitor in a old age rest home who actually runs the place.

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14 April 1918 (USA)  »

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A 20th Century Robinson Crusoe
9 March 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The 26 year old Harold Lloyd is a displaced human resource in this short film. His job is being a janitor, but he's not cut out for it as he is destined for bigger things. He is portrayed as a forgotten figure in society in this short film; a member of the marginalized class even though he could claim that he has a middle class upbringing. The world around him relegates him to an invisible community, not wanting him to participate in mainstream events. One can't help feel that there is more than a janitor being discriminated against here. If he was a lawyer or a doctor then maybe professional society would embrace him.


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