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He Done His Best (1926)

Charley becomes manager of a restaurant owned by his girlfriend's father, and attempts to update it with a number of unusual devices.




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Charles R. Bowers ... (as Charley Bowers)


When Charley asks a young woman whom he is in love with to marry him, she tells him that he needs to get her father's consent. But when Charley then goes to see her father, who owns a restaurant, he ends up getting hired as a dishwasher instead. The rest of the kitchen staff soon find out that Charley is not a member of their union, and they go on strike. Charley is left by himself, leading to a series of upheavals in the restaurant. Written by Snow Leopard

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Comedy | Short


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Second in a series of 13 Whirlwind Comedies produced by Charles R. Bowers. See more »

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For What That's Worth
3 November 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Charlie Bowers wants to marry his daughter, he gets a job as a dishwasher. He's not a union man, so everyone goes on strike, leaving Charlie to blow up the place. He can make amends in the second half, however, by inventing a wonderful machine that replaces everyone from server and plunger back to the farmer who grows the peas.

Bowers started off as a newspaper cartoonist, became an animator, and then onto silent comedy star and director, with a lot of strange stop-motion devices that betrayed his cartoonist's imagination and his little-guy sensibilities; he always acted like he was Buster Keaton's weird little brother, building gadgets the way I used to when I wa a kid, with clearly-labelled buttons and dials that proclaimed what they did.... with no indication of how.

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Release Date:

4 October 1926 (USA) See more »

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Das perfekte Restaurant See more »

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