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An Interesting Story (1904)

The adventures of an inattentive man. He's at his kitchen table, reading. A woman brings his hat and points to the clock. He continues reading and pours coffee into his hat. He leaves, ... See full summary »

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The adventures of an inattentive man. He's at his kitchen table, reading. A woman brings his hat and points to the clock. He continues reading and pours coffee into his hat. He leaves, still reading, trips over a servant who's on her hands and knees cleaning the walk. He walks through jump-roping girls, runs into a mule, walks into the only other person on an empty street, and then walks into the path of a steamroller. Two cyclists approach his flattened body. Out come their air pumps, and soon our genial hero has set off again, nose in his book. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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December 1904 (USA)  »

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Egy érdekes történet  »

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Very good early slapstick
8 February 2002 | by (Sheffield, England) – See all my reviews

This is a very good early comedy which I have on video (From British Film Institute). It's well ahead of it's time in that it's the sort of thing Keystone etc were doing 10 years later. Basically it's a man who's that engrossed in his book as he walks to work that he falls over a woman scrubbing her steps, walks into a skipping rope as children play and finally gets flattened by a steam roller. Two passers by pump him up with a bicycle pump. He thanks them and carries on along his way reading his book. I've not seen anything as funny as this from this very early period.


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