Lost Silent Classics Collection: The Danger Girl (1916) / A Hash House Fraud (1915) / Teddy at the Throttle (1917)
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A Hash House Fraud (1915, B&W): A swindle in a tiny downtown restaurant leads to a classic Keystone Kops finale. One and all have an easy time with the pretty and flirtatious cashier played by Louise Fazenda, who went on to great success as a character actress and married famed producer Hal B. Wallis in 1927. Released by Keystone Film Company.
Teddy At The Throttle (1917, B&W): When she discovers that he has been stealing her inheritance, Gloria's evil guardian ties her to the railroad tracks. It's up to Teddy, the heroic movie star Great Dane, to save the day. Stars Gloria Swanson, Bobbie Vernon, Wallace Beery, Keystone Teddy; directed by Clarence Badger.
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Sadly the Packagers have taken modern attitudes to interpret and sell the video promoting the title movie (The Danger Girl)as "Madcap Lesbian Hijinks", when it is obviously nothing of the kind. It is in fact a girl desperate to reel in her distracted boy and stumbles on the idea of dressing up as a Man to cause him to get jealous. Her friend recognises her in the male clothing and she "gets it" and goes along with the gag pretending to be romantic to drive the man to distraction. This movie was quick paced and confusing to follow, in fact I had to just let it run and hope I would figure it out in the end and in the end it did end up becoming clear. It was neat to see Gloria Swanson finaly in a genuine silent movie rather than the one seen in the Beverly Hillbillies.
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Hash House Fraud was pure fun and the sort of silent comedy you think of as almost generic. lot's of sillyness in this one.
Teddy at the Throttle, was confusing to follow. You got what was going on and knew where they were going but editing/story thread was very poor so you just sort of had to grasp bits and pieces as you go. It does have the sort of classic girl tied to a railroad tracks scene that Dudly Do-Right might rescue and it has Wallace Beery being the typical no-goodnik.
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These are some of the few early silents I have watched. I did not find them terribly interesting, but that is probably the limitations of the genre in that formative period.Published 10 months ago by steamduck43