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Once Upon a Time 

Janitor Woodrow Mulligan gets a trip from 1890 to 1962 courtesy of his employer's time helmet.

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... Woodrow Mulligan
... Rollo
... 1962 Policeman
... Officer Flannagan
... Repair Man
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In 1890, janitor Woodrow Mulligan uses his employers' invention to transport himself to the future. He imagines an Eden but finds a polluted, busy world that he doesn't find at all attractive. He meets Rollo who is also disgusted with the world he lives imagining life in the 1890s as idyllic. When Woodrow goes back to his own time Rollo goes with him but he is soon bored without any of the conveniences of modern life. Written by garykmcd

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15 December 1961 (USA)  »

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Sparklers, the kind used on 4th of July, were used to make the time machine helmet. See more »

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Woodrow Mulligan: [chasing a boy on skates, riding a bike] JUVENILE DELINQUENT!
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Silent Time
28 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Silent film star Buster Keaton stars as frustrated janitor Woodrow Mulligan, who lives in 1890 but yearns for better days. He will get his wish when he puts on a "time helmet" that an inventor made, and finds himself transported forward in time 70 years, where he is lost and confused in our modern world, but meets up with equally dissatisfied inventor Rollo(played by Stanley Adams) who plots to use the time helmet to transport himself back to 1890, with or without Mulligan... Experimental episode where the 1890 setting is told in complete silence, with captioned subtitles doesn't really work, feeling forced and pointless, but remains innocuous enough to be mildly amusing.


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