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Mr. Flip (1909)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  12 May 1909 (USA)
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Mr. Flip flirts with every woman he sees, and ends up with a pie, shaving cream, and seltzer in his face.

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A young man considers himself quite irresistible, and through his egotism runs the gamut of misadventures. After dressing himself in extraordinarily bad taste, he sallies forth to conquer the fair sex. He first enters a dry goods store, approaches the ribbon counter and endeavors to start a flirtation with a saleswoman, and is severely reprimanded by receiving a slap in the face, and is ejected from the store. He then in turn enters a manicuring parlor, telephone office, a lady barber shop, bar room and lunch room, and in each instance his fate is the same as that experienced in the dry goods store. However, he apparently refuses to be subdued, and we next find him occupying a box seat at a vaudeville show. A very attractive soubrette is doing a song and dance, and after starting a flirtation with her, he sends her a bouquet with his card, requesting that she meet him after the show. The actress, upon going to her dressing room, formulates a plan to have her colored maid keep the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Hard to Find Anything Positive About This One
12 February 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

There are times when Ben Turpin's style works just fine, but this is not one of them, and it's very hard to find anything positive to say about "Mr. Flip". The story is negligible, and the only point seems to be to show how crass and annoying the main character can be. It doesn't really produce many laughs, or any other reason to watch it, for that matter.

It's unfortunate, but this is one of the few silent comedies that offers nothing to recommend it. It's not as offensive as many of today's tasteless "comedies", but there isn't anything good about it, either.


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