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Stagefright

Joe Cobb

Length: Two Reel
Producer: Hal Roach
Director: Robert F. McGowan
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Titles: H. M. Walker
Writer: Hal Roach
Released: October 1923
Studio: Pathe Exchange

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The Short

Plot: A con-artist calling himself Prince Dalmar El Faro comes to Greenpoint telling everyone who will listen to him about the starving Trombonians of his native country. He says his countrymen "do not ask for charity - all they want is money." Local authoress Fawn Ocheltree decides to help raise the money by writing a play set in Ancient Rome to be played by the kids. The gang is not interested, but their mothers press them into it. It's after their bedtime, they are trying to recite lines they do not understand. Mickey giggles as Little Mary playing a slave girl begs for mercy from Joe Cobb playing Nero. Ernie and Farina playing captured cannibals start yawning as does the entire audience. Jackie enters from the wrong side of the stage, and a effect showing Mickey supposedly on horseback falls apart. Jackie livens things up by tying firecrackers to the tail of a cow being posed as a bull. The resulting fracas leads to a box of fireworks going off as everyone runs for the hills, bringing the whole scam to a halt.
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