Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Simp - 1920

Country: United States
Language: English
Writers: Owen Davis, Arthur Somers Roche
Stars: Lloyd Hamilton, Marvel Rea and Otto Fries
Release Date: 24 October 1920 (USA)
Production company: Astra Film (as Mermaid Comedies)
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Genres: Short | Comedy
With over 200 credits, Lloyd Hamilton was a prolific comic actor. This one comes after his "Ham and Bud" shorts of the teens, and before his series of shorts at Educational beginning in the mid-20s. The premise is simple: everything goes wrong for Ham, everything he touches breaks, yet he manages to keep that wonderful smile and skip in his walk. The film begins with him driving home in the middle of the night, smashing through a barn, and blowing up his car...and it ends with him crossing the street to embrace his lady love, and falling into a manhole!

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