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Jack Fat and Jim Slim at Coney Island (1910)

Two men sneak away from their wives to go have some fun at Coney Island.


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"Whew! Is it hot enough for you, Jim?" "Yes, plenty and a little bit more." This is the beginning of a conversation between Jack and Jim as they sit on their respective fire-escapes one hot day in August. Jim is glancing over his newspaper and sees an announcement of a big day at Coney Island. He shows it to Jack, and they decide to beat it for the sands without letting their wives know anything about it. Silently they steal down the ladders, and are soon on their way. Arriving at the Island, they throw themselves into the fun, which is fast and furious. Their wives discover their absence, find the newspaper, and seeing the flaming announcement of Coney's allurements, guess the cause of their husbands' sudden disappearance and determine to follow them. Seven feet six inches of attenuated man and five feet of concentrated 350 pounds of fat are enough to attract attention anywhere. Everybody rubbers, and everybody laughs themselves sick when they see the long and the short of it in ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 December 1910 (USA)  »

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Film debut of John Bunny. See more »

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