Monday, April 23, 2012

Mr. Flip - 1909

Country: United States
Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson
Stars: Ben Turpin
Release Date: 12 May 1909 (USA)
Filming locations: Chicago, Illinois, USA; Essanay Studios - 1333-45 W. Argyle Street, Uptown, Chicago, Illinois, USA (studio)
Production Co: Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, The
Runtime: USA: 4 min
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Character Name In Title
Genres: Comedy | Short
Mr. Flip enters a store, where his unwanted attentions offend the woman at the counter. He is ushered out of the store, and then goes to see a manicurist, whom he again annoys with his flirtations. This time, he is punished by her co-worker. But he still has not learned his lesson, as he proceeds to demonstrate further.
Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Bachelor's Wife.
This is the earliest film known to use the classic pie-in-the-face gag. 

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