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A Close Call (1912)

A couple of street fakers fail to draw a crowd, so decide to change their act, one of them blacking up and singing coon songs. This might have gotten the crowd had not the blacked-up singer... See full summary »

Director:

Mack Sennett

Writers:

Grace Henderson (story), Florence Lee (story)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Fred Mace ... Street Faker
Dell Henderson ... Street Faker
Kate Bruce ... Nurse
Grace Henderson Grace Henderson ... Mother
Frank Opperman Frank Opperman ... Father
Edward Dillon ... Jasper / Man in Blackface
Charles Hill Mailes ... Man in Crowd
Frank Evans Frank Evans ... Man in Crowd
Sylvia Ashton Sylvia Ashton ... Mother / Woman in Crowd
Kathleen Butler Kathleen Butler
William Beaudine ... Man in Crowd
Alfred Paget
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Arvidson ... (unconfirmed)
D.W. Griffith
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Storyline

A couple of street fakers fail to draw a crowd, so decide to change their act, one of them blacking up and singing coon songs. This might have gotten the crowd had not the blacked-up singer been mistaken for a colored fellow, who was suspected of a kidnapping. His neck is saved by the child being found by the nurse, who had allowed it to stray away. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1912 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Biograph Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Helen's Marriage (1912). See more »

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