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Help! Help! (1912)

Mrs. Suburbanite reads in the morning paper that burglars have been operating in the neighborhood and is, of course, thrown into a panic of fear, which is greatly intensified by her seeing ... See full summary »

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Mack Sennett
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Fred Mace ... Mr. Suburbanite
Mabel Normand ... Mrs. Suburbanite
Dell Henderson ... Office Worker
Edward Dillon ... Office Worker
Alfred Paget ... Burglar
W.C. Robinson W.C. Robinson ... Burglar
Frank Evans Frank Evans ... Wagon Owner
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Mrs. Suburbanite reads in the morning paper that burglars have been operating in the neighborhood and is, of course, thrown into a panic of fear, which is greatly intensified by her seeing a couple of suspicious characters loitering about outside. She locks the door and hides the key in the window seat, only to see, a few minutes later, the curtains in a state of agitation. She telephones Mr. Suburbanite, "Help! Help! Burglars are breaking in," who, after a wild chase home, finds the cause of the trouble to be a toy poodle playing behind the curtains. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1912 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Biograph Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Their First Kidnapping Case (1912). See more »

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Biting the hand that feeds you
4 November 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A send-up of Griffith's THE LONELY VILLA and other movies of that sort, such as THE GIRLS AND DADDY, THE LONEDALE OPERATOR and many others, as the heroine, thinking that burglars are trying to break into her home phones her husband at the office, who rushes home.... well, who tries to rush home in his chauffeur-driven automobile.

Sennett would later perfect the send-up and introduce the Keystone Kops in THE BANGVILLE POLICE. For the moment, he's having more gentle fun, as will the viewer.


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