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Many a Slip (1927)

Charley attempts to invent a non-slippery banana peel.

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Cast overview:
Charley (as Charley Bowers)
Corinne Powers
Eddie Dunn
Kolin Kelly
Cornelius MacSunday ...
(as Con MacSunday)
Dan Duffy
Frank Donnelly
Maureen McCoy
Betty Marvin ...
(as Betty Marvin)
Bertha Wilson
George Williams
Joseph F. O'Connor
Pierre Collosse


Although his mother-in-law has become exasperated by Charley's odd inventions, Charley is now trying to develop a way of making banana peels less slippery. He identifies a germ on banana peels that causes them to be slippery, and he then sets out to find a way to eliminate these germs. He has several formulas that are ready to be tried - but testing them is going to involve some hazards, both to himself and to others. Written by Snow Leopard

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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

24 January 1927 (USA)  »

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Bricolo inventeur  »

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1.33 : 1
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Sixth in a series of 13 Whirlwind Comedies produced by Charles R. Bowers. See more »

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An Amusing & Efficient Little Feature
21 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is an amusing little feature that efficiently uses its basic premise. The concept in itself is not only simple, but far-fetched, and yet the story eases into it very smoothly, making a very wacky idea seem quite logical - as wacky ideas tend to do in the world of Charley Bowers.

The story has Charley as an eccentric inventor, who this time is trying to come up with a way to make banana peels less slippery. His character approaches it with the zeal, discipline, and persistence of a devoted scientist, and it is pretty funny to see both his methods and his seriousness in pursuing such a pointless project.

The gadgetry and the accompanying slapstick both work well. Shorter than most of Bowers's features from the era, it's a good example of getting a lot out of a premise without trying to drag it out too long. It's entertaining and worth seeing.

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