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Skylarking (1923)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 9 September 1923 (USA)
Mack Sennett's frenzied slapstick style gets a spectacular lift in this high-flying comic fantasy. A hapless inventor named Victor Edison sets out to demonstrate his latest creation, a ... See full summary »

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Harry Gribbon ... Victor Edison
... Victor's Wife
... Gasoline Eddie
... Eddie's Wife
Jackie Lucas ... Victor's Son
... Eddie's Daughter (as Josephine Adaire)
Teddy the Dog ... Teddy
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Mack Sennett's frenzied slapstick style gets a spectacular lift in this high-flying comic fantasy. A hapless inventor named Victor Edison sets out to demonstrate his latest creation, a cross between an automobile and hot air balloon. After a few misfires he and another man's wife set out soaring over the city. It's a wondrous flight but, this being a Sennett comedy, there are angry spouses and lions waiting in the wings.

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9 September 1923 (USA)  »

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Mud Pies and Puddles  »

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Goofy and highly inventive
14 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

This comedy short isn't among the very funniest I have seen, but it sure deserves very high marks for being very creative and full of surprising special effects that were done very well for 1923.

The story is about a crackpot inventor who manages to get himself in a heap of trouble. Though no fault of his own, it appears that he's run off with the wife of a cop and both the policeman and the inventor's wife are in hot pursuit. What makes this interesting are the inventor's clever devices--such as a hot air balloon car! While not quite as polished and funny as the inventor in Snub Pollard's IT'S A GIFT, this one is pretty funny and memorable--making it a better than average Sennett film.


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