The Liars Club is holding their contest to see who can tell the most unbelievable story, with a gold medallion waiting to be awarded to the winner. Disappointed with the other members' ... See full summary »
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The Liars Club is holding their contest to see who can tell the most unbelievable story, with a gold medallion waiting to be awarded to the winner. Disappointed with the other members' bland efforts, one member brings in Charley Bowers, who has an extraordinary tale to tell. Charley claims to have invented a magic potion that enables him to grow absolutely anything by a simple grafting process, and he proceeds to tell his story to the club. Written by Snow Leopard

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Fifth in a series of 13 Whirlwind Comedies produced by Charles R. Bowers. See more »

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Inventive and charming
31 July 2002 | by (Grosse Pointe Park, MI) – See all my reviews

I was so impressed by the sheer inventiveness and unique combination of live action and animation in this short -- from the elephants storming the Capitol to a cat's tail spawning off a pussy willow. Mr. Charles Bowers is definitely an unsung comic innovator of the silent era -- he has the crafty sight gags and deadpan persona of Buster Keaton, the impishness of Harry Langdon, coupled with the absurd imagination of an animator. This film is one of the highlights of the mostly excellent compilation, "Slapstick Encyclopedia."


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