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Seminary Girls (1897)

"A number of young ladies, in their night robes, are having a frolic, and are interrupted by a teacher. One girl makes herself *very* conspicuous by crawling under a bed."

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Several young women are having a friendly pillow fight in a dormitory room. Just as the battle gets particularly lively, a teacher enters and breaks it up. With the arrival of an authority figure, the young women scatter, hoping to avoid discipline. Written by Snow Leopard

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Lively & Engaging
1 March 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This early Edison feature is lively, engaging, and amusing. It has a fresh, innocent feel to it that almost makes it look as if it were spontaneous, but there are other aspects of it that show at least some of it to have been carefully planned.

The story starts with a group of "Seminary Girls" having a lively pillow fight. The early footage is engaging enough, and then when a matron enters, it is even funnier to see the young women employing various strategies to evade her grasp. The action moves so fast that you can't catch everything at once, so it's worth seeing a few times so that you can watch each of the characters.

The title must have been chosen with a touch of dry humor, since the title alone would not lead you to expect the disarming kind of fun that the movie actually contains.


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