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The Dippy Dentist (1920)

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Cast

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The Dandy
Marie Mosquini ...
Fifi Flannigan
Ernest Morrison ...
Messenger boy (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
Sammy Brooks ...
A Patient
Gaylord Lloyd ...
Dentist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Gillespie ...
Cop
Wallace Howe ...
Patient in waiting room
Charles Stevenson ...
Jewish Bootlegger
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25 January 1920 (USA)  »

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See Snub Pollard and Gaylord Lloyd as dentists
9 November 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is an okay silent comedy with several bright moments, though it certainly isn't a must-see film for anyone but crazy people like myself who MUST see as many silent comedies as they can before they die! Well, if you, too, are like this, then look for the "American Slapstick" DVD set to see this film, though there are also many better shorts in the set that make it well worth owning.

The film begins with a girl who is supposedly irresistible to all men. Several guys all come to her to pledge their undying love--including Harold Lloyd's brother, Gaylord (who is a dentist). Shortly after this, a new dentist (Snub Pollard) arrives to work in an office across the hall. In a very funny scene, Pollard manages to steal all of Gaylord's patients from his waiting room. However, when it comes to dental work, Snub is highly unlikely to receive the American Dental Association's seal of approval. That's because he's incredibly rough and manages to toss a guy out the window when he pulls his tooth. Plus, it was really, really creepy when this irresistible lady comes to his office. He gives her laughing gas and then uses her unconsciousness to start kissing her repeatedly! Apparently sexual assault was quite the laugh getter in 1920! Now it just seems wrong! Oddly, soon after this the film ends in a very anticlimactic manner--as if the end of the film was missing (which it probably was).

Overall, it has some lovely moments but isn't among Snub's finest (which is probably IT'S A GIFT).


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