A rotund young man and his wife are spending the day at the beach at Coney Island. Feeling restless and wanting to go to the amusements at Luna Park, he ditches his wife. At the amusement park, he meets a pretty young woman. She arrived at the amusement park with one man, went in with another who had money to pay her entrance, before she ends up spending much of the day with the rotund husband, who managed to get the second man arrested. As the husband and the pretty young woman get into one misadventure after another, the first two men try to win back the affection of the pretty young woman, while the wife goes searching for her husband. The wife and the second man, who are old friends, team up in their quest, which leads to further misadventure for all five and the police.
Did You Know?
The Witching Waves ride consisted of a large oval course with a flexible metal floor. The floor itself did not move but an undulating wave, produced by hidden reciprocating levers, propelled two seated scooter-style cars which could be steered by the riders. It was invented by the same man who also invented the revolving door, Theophilus Van Kannel.
The ride can also be seen in the silent movie "Speedy" starring Harold Lloyd. See more
The first title screen wrongly identifies Coney Island's Luna Park as 'Luma Park'. At 00:03:52 the entrance to Luna Park is clearly seen. See more
Who is that fat lady?
He ain't a lady, she's a man!
In 2005, Laughsmith Entertainment, Inc. copyrighted a 25-minute version of this film, with a new piano music score composed and performed by Philip Carli
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