Standard 8mm | 1 x 90m/300ft | B&W | Silent
Print condition: G-VG | Plain box
Unidentified comedy from the 1930s or 1920s. Silent with Dutch intertitles.
Two-reel comedy about a woman who wants to be a newspaper reporter and hopes to get a job if she manages to take a picture of a high-placed politician. Two rivaling newspapermen spread the rumour that someone carrying a black box is going to plant a bomb, thereby implicating the girl with her large black camera.
The city editor looks like Billy Gilbert, but we haven’t been able to find this film in his filmography. The Dutch release title of the film translates as Smile please, but this is not Harry Langdon’s comedy short by that name.
The film consists of two 60m/200ft parts, which have been spliced together on one 90m/300ft reel. In addition, the print has two other splices with a few frames lost in each case.
Dutch release, as Even vriendelijk kijken.