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Ask Father (1919)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 9 February 1919 (USA)
The young couple have decided to marry and it is time to ask the father for the hand of his daughter. Problem is, the father does not want to give the daughter away. So every time he goes ... See full summary »

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The young couple have decided to marry and it is time to ask the father for the hand of his daughter. Problem is, the father does not want to give the daughter away. So every time he goes to the office to ask the father, he is tossed out. He is ejected over and over, by different methods, while the girl waits and waits. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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9 February 1919 (USA)  »

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Kysy isältä  »

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The Boy: Say - - how busy is YOUR father?
Switchboard operator: Alas - - I have no father. He died when he was a mere boy.
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Solid Work
20 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The young couple have decided to marry and it is time to ask the father for the hand of his daughter. Problem is, the father does not want to give the daughter away. So every time he goes to the office to ask the father, he is tossed out.

There are some amusing incidental things here, such as an old Coca-Cola advertisement saying it cures fatigue. I also liked the midget an the secretary being referred to as "corn-fed".

This short film as a whole is pretty strong, and I would say among Lloyd's best work. Definitely better than the "Eastern Westerner". Maybe not as good as "Safety Last", but for how short this was, they really packed a lot into it.


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