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Lizzies of the Field (1924)

Two rival auto repair shops compete in a no-holds-barred 250-mile road race.

Director:

Del Lord

Writers:

Mack Sennett (story), John A. Waldron (titles) (as J.A. Waldron)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Billy Bevan ... A Mechanic - Bud Gasket
Sidney Smith Sidney Smith ... Another - Tim Fender (as Sid Smith)
Jack Lloyd Jack Lloyd ... Their Boss - Nick Pliers
Barbara Pierce Barbara Pierce ... His Daughter - Polly Pliers
John J. Richardson ... The Villain - Ben Davis
Andy Clyde ... The Starter
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Storyline

There is no love lost between the Red Dog Garage, and the Black Cat Garage, two auto repair shops on opposite sides of the street. A big cross-country auto race is announced, and it turns into a no-holds-barred contest as the rival garages go all out to win. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Five Gallons Please See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mack Sennett Comedies See more »
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Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Great sight gags abound in this clever silent comedy
27 November 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

As I was about to write this review, I just realized that perhaps no one will ever read it. After all, LIZZIES is not easily available and few have heard about silent comedian Billy Bevan. This is probably about the sixth film of Bevan's I have seen and although he made gobs of films, there just aren't that many out there.

This film isn't deep or sophisticated and that isn't a problem. Instead, it abounds with wonderful sight gags and stunts. My favorite appears at the beginning, as you see Billy riding along at a very brisk pace in a bed-mobile (called a "Snoozenburg"). Additionally, the film really finished well--with yet another crazy stunt.

The only minor quibble is the pickax scene. This is because I have seen variations on this scene in many movies, so it wasn't as original or exciting as the rest of the film.


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