A typical "chorus girl's meal ticket" prevails upon a stage hand to take a bouquet to her mon amour. The stage hand takes the bouquet with a wink; but once out of sight of the Johnnie, he ... See full summary »

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A typical "chorus girl's meal ticket" prevails upon a stage hand to take a bouquet to her mon amour. The stage hand takes the bouquet with a wink; but once out of sight of the Johnnie, he changes the name to that of the big fat woman who does the menial work around the theater. The flowers are presented to her with due bombastic ceremony and she coyly accepts them, together with the message that she is to meet the sender at the stage door. What is Johnnie's surprise, then, to see this ponderous substitute coming wobbling toward and then throwing her arms around him affectionately. He makes a frantic struggle to get away and finally succeeds 'mid laughter of a crowd of stage employees. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 September 1908 (USA)  »

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Buncoed Stage Johnnie  »

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Released in the US as a split reel along with Fun with the Bridal Party (1908). See more »

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21 August 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Buncoed Stage Johnnie (1908)

aka Pour l'étoile S.V.P.

This Georges Melies film is one of several to appear in only a fragment form. The film opens up with a title card explaining what happens in the missing parts of the movie. Basically a man wants to give some flowers to a stage star but a prankster instead gives them to an obese cleaning woman. This comedy only lasts a couple minutes and it seems only the last minutes of the film survive. I'm not sure how long this thing originally ran but if it wasn't for the introduction you'd really have no way of knowing what it was about as the footage that's here really isn't clear in regards to what it's about. I guess this would have made for a mildly amusing comedy but in its current state it's really impossible to judge.


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