When the local hotel is found to be on fire, the firemen (all of them Julius the cat lookalikes), led by Fire Chief Alice, are called in. The residents are busy escaping the blaze while the... See full summary »
Julius is riding through the town declaring war and the villagers promptly arm and ready themselves. While Alice inspects the troops, the opposing army (made up of mice) fires its cannons. ... See full summary »
Julius the cat is skating on a pond when he espies a young lady break through the ice. He saves her, only to realize she's not particularly attractive, and so throws her back. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »
A very strong Alice cartoon as the movie concentrates on Julius, with Alice relegated to a small but key role. Julius goes courting, but another suitor is favored, so he decides to commit suicide -- just to give you an idea of how standards about what is appropriate for kiddie cartoons have changed in eighty years -- and consistently fails. The gags are well timed and many seem to be lifted from Harold Lloyd comedies -- Harold also had a propensity for trying to kill himself in his days in short subjects.
Although none of the Alice in Movieland shorts are world beaters, some are very pleasant silent cartoons and this is one of the better ones.
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