Monday, May 14, 2012

Safe And Sane - 1924

Country: United States
Language: English
Director: Harold Beaudine
Stars: Jimmie Adams, Vera Steadman and Lincoln Plumer
Release Date: 6 April 1924 (USA)
Production Co: Christie Film Company
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Genres: Short | Comedy
The movie starts out with a publicity stunt at a local store. The owners promised $500 to anyone that can open their supposedly unbreakable safe. When Jimmie manages to do so, the owner then says there is a catch--the money is stored in yet another safe--at the owner's home. While Jimmie should have socked the guy for lying about the money, he takes this all pretty well and sets out to the man's house to crack the wall safe. However, a gang of thieves also arrive at the scene--intent to take the money once Jimmie gets it.
Along the way, Jimmie meets a cute lady and tells her a story about his having attended and gotten a degree at criminal college. This is one of the few places where there are some laughs in the film, but it also feels more like a separate film--especially since Jimmie turns out to be amazingly honest for a crook!

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