|Settled At The Seaside|
Keystone Film Company
29 March 1915
|.......||Charley and his girlfriend (Mae Busch) are sitting on a bench when he tells her to close her eyes. He puts a ring on her finger, and she joyfully accepts it. Meanwhile, a married couple hire out a rolling chair, with the woman getting in as a passenger and making her husband push her - much to his chagrin.
Back on the bench, Mae begins to fiddle around with Charley's tie, but he reprimands her for doing so. She is so offended by his attitude that she gives him the ring back and storms off (in typical Mae Busch fashion!) She stops by a sea-side novelty shop, where a donkey is tied to a post, as Charley protests his innocence. Mae walks past the married couple with the rolling chair, who have stopped at the shop, but she looks back to see Charley interrogating the donkey (!) as to whether it has seen his girlfriend?
The wife in the chair flies past Charley, almost knocking him off his feet, as the husband laughs his head off. Mae stops by a man running a barbeque stand and points to a piece of meat she wants, whilst the wife in the chair stears uncontrollably towards a carousel. Mae goes to walk off without paying for her meat but the vendor pokes her into coughing up some money.
|The husband from earlier sees Mae's predicament and gladly offers to pay for her food. Charley catches up with Mae and continues to remonstrate with her, that is until, the husband comes along and shamelessly begins flirting with her. Mae walks off with the husband as Charley stands there dumbfounded.
Finally, the wife in the out-of-control chair comes to a sudden halt when she crashes into the barriers on the pier. The film then shifts foward with the husband, Mae and a few other enthusiasts disrobe and prepare to dive off a makeshift plank and into the sea (Fritz Schade's dive is actually quite funny, given a man his shape!) The wife from the faulty chair approaches Charley and asks if he has seen her husband, and he is happy to point him out to her. An unashamed Mae (in some revealing shots, sporting a skin-tight bathing costume) and her new husband-friend frolic around on the diving board before jumping into the sea. It isn't long before the couple are seen by their respective partners and the husband's only escape from his approaching wife is to jump into the sea. Mae, on the other hand seems to make up with Charley almost immediately and invites him to replace the ring on her finger. He does, and the couple embrace as the film finishes.
Did you notice?
•To hire out a rolling chair, the rates are 50 cents per hour.
•When the guys on the diving platform pull off Mae Busch's overcoat to reveal her in her bathing costume, she ducks and runs off camera rather quickly, don't you think? Though to be fair to her, she does stand on the plank and lean over to reveal some cleavage in the very next shot. (What am I looking at, you ask?!) Actually, we get a pretty good look at her figure!
•Mae Busch's dive into the sea is pretty naff!
Charley Chase and Mae Busch kiss each other on the mouth a total of three times during the film.
Rolling chair man / swimmer
Barbeque man / swimmer
Girl on pier