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Papa is reading his newspaper and his little girl tickles his neck with a long straw. Thinking it is a fly papa "shoos" away the supposed fly with his hand. The tickling continues now on his ear, and papa waves his newspaper round his head. Not yet content, the little mischief maker continues her fun, and the man loses all patience, and makes such a wild commotion that he loses his balance, and falls over backwards, chair and all. Sure to make fun for children, both great and small. Written by Edison Films (1900)

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Interesting Comedy Film from Edison
1 May 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Little Mischief (1899)

This "comedy" from Edison probably won't make people laugh today but it's still a rather interesting little film. A father is sitting in a chair trying to read his newspaper when his young daughter starts rubbing the back of his neck with a brush. The father goes swatting at it thinking it's just a fly but he eventually falls out of his seat. At 25-seconds this film is pretty straight-forward and like I said, it's doubtful this will make anyone laugh today but it's fun to see what was considering a comedy back in 1899. Whoever is playing the little girl appears to be having the time of her life because it's obvious she's really cracking up each time the man tries to push the "fly" away. The guy playing the father is certainly over-the-top in his movements but apparently it was working on the kid.


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