Captain Dangerfield and Captain Barr are rivals in an upcoming boat race. Barr is excited about his innovative plans for his boat, but his work is proceeding slowly, and he is hampered by ... See full summary »

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Dolly Barr
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Capt. Noah Barr - Dolly's Father
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Captain Dangerfield and Captain Barr are rivals in an upcoming boat race. Barr is excited about his innovative plans for his boat, but his work is proceeding slowly, and he is hampered by his inept assistant. Meanwhile, Dangerfield is plotting to sabotage his rival. Just before the race, Dangerfield even kidnaps Barr's daughter Dolly, and he forces her to come with him during the race. Written by Snow Leopard

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22 February 1925 (USA)  »

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The Stunts Make it Worth Viewing
28 September 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Water Wagons (1925)

*** (out of 4)

A good Captain (Andy Clyde) must go up against his rival (John J. Richardson) in a boat race and things get dirty when the Captain's daughter (Madeline Hurlock) is kidnapped by the villain. WATER WAGONS comes from Mack Sennett but if you're expecting laughs then you'll probably be disappointed. There's really not any funny moments here, which you might think would kill a comedy but it actually doesn't hurt the film too bad because we're given some terrific chases and some excellent stunts. There's even some nice trick photography and you can see a perfect example when some motorcycles and their riders fall off a cliff and we watch them crash on the ground. There are several car chases scattered throughout the first portion of the film and all of them are quite fun. The second section deals with the boat race and yes, we have plenty of stunts here as well. For the most part this is a very entertaining short that goes by extremely quickly and I'd say fans of Sennett are really going to enjoy it. The cast (which includes Sidney Smith) don't have too much to do but the thing is still fun.


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