Greedy, Unscrupulous Rudolph learns that Belinda has just inherited $10,000, and he decides to steal it from her. He and his henchmen arrive at her house just as the money is being ...
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Greedy, Unscrupulous Rudolph learns that Belinda has just inherited $10,000, and he decides to steal it from her. He and his henchmen arrive at her house just as the money is being delivered. Meanwhile, Hairbreadth Harry observes the whole scene, and he hides the money for Belinda. But while Rudolph keeps Harry and Belinda occupied, his henchmen are already going about the job of stealing the money. Written by
At heart, this is just a chase 'em silent short. There were a lot of them, but this one stands out for a couple reasons. First, a few of the camera tricks were pretty cleaver--such as when the bad guys hid behind poles. It must have been done with a split screen, as a 6 inch wide pole can conceal not just one bad guy, but his entire gang AND their getaway car! This was pretty funny. Second, the stunts were often very high energy and difficult--and I had a lot of respect for the people making the film. The only let down for me was the plot--it was just way too simple and looked a lot like an old DUDLEY DO-RIGHT cartoon--complete with a Snidely Whiplash character and his gang trying to steal a fortune from a poor lass and her lover-boy.
Overall, a good, but not great silent comedy worth seeing just for its visuals.
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