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There It Is (1928)

Approved | | Short, Comedy | 1 January 1928 (USA)
When a mysterious figure appears to cause a series of disruptions at the Frisbie Home in New York, word goes out to Scotland Yard that the Fuzz-Faced Phantom is at work. Soon, Charley ... See full summary »

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Harold L. Muller (as H.L. Muller), Charles R. Bowers (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles R. Bowers ... Charley MacNeesha (as Charley Bowers)
Kathryn McGuire ... The Nurse
Melbourne MacDowell Melbourne MacDowell ... Frisbie Family Patriarch
Buster Brodie ... The Fuzz-Faced Phantom
Blue Washington ... The Butler (as Edgar Blue)
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Storyline

When a mysterious figure appears to cause a series of disruptions at the Frisbie Home in New York, word goes out to Scotland Yard that the Fuzz-Faced Phantom is at work. Soon, Charley MacNeesha and his assistant MacGregor are sent across the ocean to investigate. But even as they arrive at the home, a new series of weird events begins. Written by Snow Leopard

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Short | Comedy

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Там оно есть See more »

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Production Co:

Bowers Comedy Corporation See more »
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Runtime:

(2004 National Film Preservation Foundation print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the 50 films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931" (2004), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. This film is preserved by the George Eastman House, has a running time of 19 minutes and an added music score. See more »

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That Face!
6 April 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

When a mysterious figure appears to cause a series of disruptions at the Frisbie Home in New York, word goes out to Scotland Yard that the Fuzz-Faced Phantom is at work. Soon, Charley MacNeesha and his assistant MacGregor are sent across the ocean to investigate. But even as they arrive at the home, a new series of weird events begins: full-grown chickens hatch from eggs, pots float across rooms, and pants dance of their own volition.

Charles Bowers was forgotten for decades and his name was notably absent from most histories of the Silent Era... and how is that possible? Once you have seen this film, you will instantly put it up there with all the silent greats: Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Lloyd... maybe his output was smaller (I don't know), but this one film alone is an incredible mash of surrealistic weirdness and stop-motion chicanery. I can't think of anything else in the era that even comes close.


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