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The secret lies in Augustus Carney's facial expression

Author: deickemeyer from Chicago
23 April 2017

Augustus Carney gives us one more of those laughably comic characterizations by which he has won his enviable reputation. In this picture he plays an eccentric tramp who, dressed in evening clothes and plug hat, taken from a drying line, makes a visit on Sarah Springer, as Cousin Whooper, an expected but unknown relative. The spinster is cleverly played by Eleanor Blanchard. The real Whooper when he comes is played by E.C. Calvert, and the constable by John Steppling. We have seldom seen comic table manners that were really funny, but Bill's gormandizing of Cousin Sarah's vittles kept the whole house in laughter. The secret lies in Augustus Carney's facial expression which, at such times, is that of a very wise monkey. He is truly one of the best clowns in picturedom. As usual in Essanay comedies, the leading player is ably supported by the whole cast. This offering will make fun everywhere and can safely be recommended as good entertainment. - The Moving Picture World, January 11, 1913

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