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The Grocery Clerk (1919)

Big Ben has the largest store in the town of New Ralgia. His chief clerk is in love with the post mistress. The three of them get involved in a series of mishaps with their customers and ... See full summary »

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Larry Semon

Writer:

Larry Semon
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Larry Semon ... The Grocery Clerk
Lucille Carlisle ... The Postmistress
Monty Banks ... The Tow Gusher, a 'He Vamp'
Frank Hayes ... Female Customer
Frank Alexander Frank Alexander ... Big Ben
Pete Gordon Pete Gordon
Jack Duffy ... Old geezer / Hick
William Hauber William Hauber ... (as Bill Hauber)
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Big Ben has the largest store in the town of New Ralgia. His chief clerk is in love with the post mistress. The three of them get involved in a series of mishaps with their customers and with the town ladies' man, whose advances conceal a more sinister purpose. Written by Snow Leopard

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1919 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ridolini droghiere See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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one of the best Larry Semon shorts I have seen
6 July 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Another reviewer didn't apparently like this film very much. And, while it is far from the best silent comedy I have seen, it's also among the best I have seen of his films. In other words, if you don't like this film, you probably won't like Larry Semon's films. And, I must admit that he is definitely not one of my favorite silent film stars, though he was very popular in his day.

Larry works in an old fashioned grocery story. While in the store, there are a lot of scenes involving Larry accidentally dumping things on peoples' heads and the film is pretty dull. However, later, when the action switches to the outdoors, the film has some funny and amazing stunt work--with Semon flying from platform to platform by rope just as they are being leveled. Not great by any stretch of the imagination, but I can sure respect the amazing stunts and that no one was killed making it!


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