*** (out of 4)
This Edison film clocks in at just 87-seconds but it makes for a fun time. Maude is sitting at the table waiting for her male guest and when he arrives they sit down for something to soon. Soon her little brother decides to tie the man to the table and then daddy walks in and trouble follows. If you're looking for some sort of slapstick comedy then this certainly isn't it but the movie has a certain charm. The type of comedy was certainly the norm for this era as the majority of the jokes comes from the boyfriend falling every which way possible and of course you've got Maude's father not being too happy for him being there. The final sequence with the brother getting beaten would have people today outraged but this was 1900 after all.