Thursday, May 17, 2012

Something in Her Eye - 1915

Country: United States
Language: English
Stars: Trixie Gale, Billie Rhodes and Oliver Hardy
Release Date: 10 November 1915 (USA)
Runtime: USA: 8 min
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Genres: Short | Comedy
A woman passes a construction site and gets dirt in her eye, which causes her to wink involuntarily. Soon she has a trail of suitors.
In the year that Charles Chaplin signed up with Essanay Films to write, direct and act in his own two reelers, Oliver Hardy (known as Babe Hardy) was earning his living by acting in one reelers such as 'Something in her Eye'. He would have to wait until he teamed up with Stan Laurel in 1927 in the classic silent short film, 'You're Darn Tootin', before he would receive the same level of success as Chaplin.
The actress top-billed as Billie Rhodes is not the well-known comedienne of the same period, 'Billie Rhodes (I)', but a different actress imitating her. 

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