Light Showers
 
Series: Snub Pollard Distribution: Pathé  Director: Charles Parrott  Cinematography: ?
Production: H-105 Type: Silent short Producer: Hal Roach  Editor: ?
Released: 14 May 1922 Length: 1-reel

UNAVAILABLE ON DVD

From the footage available for review....
Snub drives into a large muddy puddle in the road and asks a group of guys standing nearby to push him out. They get covered in dirt of course, but a few yards later and Snub drives into another, larger hole - the men walk away before they are asked a second time! Snub arrives at his newly-purchased house to find his wife (Marie Mosquini) waiting for him, along with the real estate man (Noah Young). The couple celebrate their new home and the skies open up. Later, as Snub leaves the house he finds a small lake has surrounded his property and after falling in, returns indoors to find his wife trying to light the stove as water sprinkles from where the gas flames ought to be. Water pours from the walls as the rain continues to fall outside (despite the blatantly obvious sun).
Snub later returns in a small canoe with some guests. It doesn't take long before they all get wet. As one guest (Vera White) sits under a water leak which makes the flowers in her hat grow; another guest (Mark Jones) gets a face full when water shoots out of the wall. Snub opens a door and the whole room fills up with flood water immediately, making it every man (oh, and woman of course) for himself (and herself) as they quickly try to leave. Snub saves the cat, then retires to the bedroom with his wife but when he opens the window more water rushes in. He props up a painting on the wall and helps his wife up onto the top of it so that she has a dry place to sleep, whilst Snub takes refuge in his own, wet bed.

Favourite bit
Some really interesting (and wet) challenges during the fragment of the film I was able to see. I was particularly impressed with the final moment when Snub hoists Marie up onto the painting and how it held her weight. Of course, I was also trying to see just how much of her legs were visible!

Facts
Production H-105 - Hal Roach series with Snub Pollard.
Copyrighted April 27, 1922.
Filming dates
January 14-24, 1922.
Trivia
Approximately three minutes of the film is included in the Robert Youngson compilation, 30 Years Of Fun (1963).
When Snub drives into the second hole in the road you can clearly see the wooden banking around the hole which had been erected to create the hole.
The house belonging to Snub is number 1323.
What the experts say
"Looks like a lot of very wet fun!" ~ Lord Heath.

Snub Pollard
Husband
Marie Mosquini
Wife
William Gillespie
Guest
Mark Jones
Guest
Gaylord Lloyd
Guest
George Rowe
Cross-eyed guest
Vera White
Guest
Noah Young
Real estate man
   
UNIDENTIFIED CAST

Acknowledgements:
John Benson (help)

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