Papa Be Good
 
Series: Glenn Tryon Distribution: Pathé  Director: Fred L. Guiol Cinematography: ?
Production: G-12 Type: Silent short Producer: Hal Roach Editor: ?
Released: 22 November 1925 Length: 2-reels Titles: H.M. Walker

UNAVAILABLE ON DVD

FROM THE 4 MINUTES 11 SECONDS OF FOOTAGE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING:
The footage begins with Tyler Brooke trying to put his key in the lock of a door but instead finds a large bug which resembles the keyhole.  Every time he tries to put the key in, the bug moves until finally it crawls into the keyhole and he is able to open the door.  Next scene shows him in bed and grabbing a rifle and shooting through the wall at a couple in their bed in the next room.
Next day Tyler is walking merrily down the street and out into the road, where he is almost knocked down by a speeding Glenn Tryon in his open-top car.  Tyler falls into a doorway of a beauty salon he meets a woman (Marjorie Whiteis) and is promptly attacked by her dog which tears up his pants.
A motorcycle cop (Leo Willis) then chases the speeding Glenn Tryon down the street, rounding a corner and causing a man repairing a street lamp to drop the round bulb onto the driver's head.  In a rather unusual pursuit, the driver manages to remove it, whilst steering adequately and discard it into the air, having it fall down onto the head of the pursuing cop.  The cop stacks it and slides along the ground and into the side of the road with the bulb acting as a crash helmet.
Meanwhile, Tyler finds himself back at the beauty salon where the woman hands him back his torn pants but again, the dog makes sure he isn't able to put them back on.  The speeding driver enters the salon to find his woman and the discarded pants on the floor.  Tyler takes an acrobatic jump out of the nearest window as the motorcycle cop comes into the store, armed with his truncheon.
This is where the footage ends.

Favourite bit
The sight of Leo Willis flying across the road in front of on-coming traffic is probably the funniest part of the limited footage I had for viewing.

Facts
Production G-12 - Glenn Tryon series.
Copyrighted August 28, 1925.
Filming dates
May 21 - June 9, 1925, with retakes June 23, 1925.

Trivia
After Tyler Brooke is successful in getting the key in the lock, he looks up and laughs.  Who was he looking at, exactly?
The garage that the car and motorcycle cop drive into is called "Moon" - but notice how the sign is back to front, which means the negative was reversed.

Glenn Tryon
Speeding driver
SCREENSHOT NOT AVAILABLE Katherine Grant
?
Tyler Brooke
Debonair gentleman
Marjorie Whiteis
Woman with dog
Leo Willis
Motorcycle cop
 

Acknowledgements:
Dave Glass (help)
Steve Massa (identification of Marjorie Whiteis)

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