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Meet Father (1924) Online

Meet Father (1924) Online
Original Title :
Meet Father
Genre :
Movie / Short / Comedy
Year :
Directror :
Jess Robbins
Cast :
Billy West,Glen Cavender,Pete the Dog
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Rating :
Meet Father (1924) Online

Credited cast:
Billy West Billy West
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Glen Cavender Glen Cavender
Pete the Dog Pete the Dog
Jack Henderson Jack Henderson
Bobby Ray Bobby Ray
Bess True Bess True

User reviews



Bess True's father wants her to marry a real man, but Bess prefers Bobby Ray, who must fight boxer Glen Cavender in this standard but funny short comedy.

It's a common enough type of story for short comedy in this era, but Ray, who had become a screen comic in 1915 as "Alkilai Ike, Jr." and who would later become a second unit director, is more than up to the challenge. While fans of silent comedy will recognize a lot of gags and locales that many other comedies used (I must have seen a hundred comedies in which some one gets tossed over that cliff by the ocean), Bobby Ray's mild but game character and Cavender's tough handle the gags very well. In addition, fans will be pleased to see Pete the Pup in an early role.

This short comedy was thought lost for many years, but a Pathe Baby 9.5 mm. show-at-home print turned up and has been transferred, along with seven other, to DVD. You can find this on Ben Model's ACCIDENTALLY PRESERVED 4.