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A Wringing Good Joke (1900)

A remarkably pleasing picture that will appeal to both young and old, for it is the sort of trick that every boy might play on a grandparent. Grandpa sits nodding in his armchair in the ... See full summary »
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A remarkably pleasing picture that will appeal to both young and old, for it is the sort of trick that every boy might play on a grandparent. Grandpa sits nodding in his armchair in the kitchen, where a stout jolly wash-woman from the Emerald Isle is engaged over the tub with the family wash. The woman is called away from the tub by the appearance of the ubiquitous book agent who enters the kitchen door. While she is engaged in conversation with the book agent, the small boy enters, secures a string, ties one end of it to grandpa's chair and the other end he ties to a towel which is hanging over the tub. The washerwoman finally ejects the book agent, who becomes a nuisance, and going back to the tub in a wrathful frame of mind begins vigorously wringing the clothes. The towel to which the string is secured is suddenly drawn into the wringer, and as grandpa is sitting with his feet on the stove and the chair tilted back a collision is brought about by the string, pulling grandpa and ... Written by Edison Films (1901)

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December 1900 (USA) See more »

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Possibly James H. White's Best (and Least Offensive) Work
19 January 2006 | by kingmalice14See all my reviews

I have to admit, when I sat down to see White's latest work, I was a bit skeptical. After the racially-insensitive disaster that was "Watermelon Contest", I was not expecting much - White has gained a reputation in my mind as a maker of exploitation films of the worst kind. Still, he's earned a place in the hearts of many cinema goers for "Capture of Boer Battery", wherein kilt-clad British soldiers defeat the dastardly Boers in a hair-raising battle.

But I digress. James H. White's latest foray into comedy (a change of pace for the action/adventure/general interest flicks he is known for), turns out to be a delightful romp! I laughed uproariously on at least two occasions during the watching of this film! I won't spoil anything for you, but believe me - it is well worth the nickel. Definitely a must see! I give it a 9/10, and say it is the best moving picture of the year!


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