Wednesday, May 16, 2012

When Ambrose Dared Walrus - 1915

Country: United States
Language: English
Director: Walter Wright
Writer: Walter Wright (scenario)
Stars: Mack Swain, Chester Conklin and Vivian Edwards
Release Date: 12 July 1915 (USA)
Production Co: Keystone Film Company
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Hotel | Fire | Character Name In Title
Genres: Comedy | Short
Walrus and his wife run the Walrus Hotel, which acrobats Mr. & Mrs. Ambrose are staying at. Walrus gets a letter from his insurance broker Mr. Cinder demanding a payment. Short on cash, Walrus decides to get his tenants' money now. Ambrose and his wife are in the middle of a domestic squabble when Walrus pays a visit, and his presence only makes things worse. Mr. Cinder visits Walrus himself, and he carelessly throws his cigarette into a trash can. After he leaves, the hotel catches on fire and the rest of the film is a thrilling five-minute race to pay off the insurance!  

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