|SAVE YOUR MONEY
||WHERE'S THE FIRE
|Series:||Snub Pollard||♦||Distribution:||Pathé Exchange||♦||Director:||Charley Chase||♦||Cinematography:||?|
|Production:||H-62||♦||Type:||Silent short||♦||Producer:||Hal Roach||♦||Editor:||?|
|Released:||05 June 1921||♦||Length:||1-reel||♦||♦|
|NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD|
|The meeting is in session, with Marie Mosquini giving a passionate speech in front of a group of women. The film cuts to Snub Pollard shooting pool, being assisted by black boy Ernest Morrison. The boy hands Snub a wonky stick in place of his pool cue, then a golf club. Snub stands on the table and uses the club to putt a ball into the middle pocket.
Cut back to the meeting where the ladies leave, with Marie standing alone, whilst Snub begins a new game of pool, shooting every ball into the corner pockets in one shot. Snub then sits in a cleaning cart as the boy pushes him into the adjacent room, where the women's meeting has just finished.
In the next scene Snub makes himself rather at home, taking a newspaper into the sitting room and putting his feet up, but Marie isn't having any of it and takes the paper away from him. So instead he lights up a cigar, but again Marie stops him. Unperturbed by her interference, Snub pulls out multiple smoking devices but then is chased around the house by her. In the kitchen Snub leaves his cigarette in the end of a speaking tube then goes back into the sitting room where he smokes through the other end of the tube (ingenious gag - see favourite bit). Marie catches on to what he is doing and so substitutes some pepper for the cigarette on the other end of the tube, causing the inevitable sneezing fit from Snub. Snub continues to annoy Marie by shooting some more pool whilst being continually chased around the house until she finally catches him and escorts him away by way of a pinched ear.
Snub using a speaking tube to assist his smoking without Marie seeing him, despite the fact she is sitting in the same room. He stands in the sitting room whilst smoking a cigar in the kitchen. Pretty clever gag.
• Production H-62 - Hal Roach series with Snub Pollard.
• Copyrighted June 2, 1921.
• Also known as "The Killjoys".
• Only 4 minutes and 20 seconds of the film was available to me for viewing and review.
• January 31 - February 3, 1921.
• The title of the film refers to a committee who convene on a Saturday.
• There is a sign at the meeting which reads "No laughing on a Sunday - Penalty $25 per giggle."
• When Snub ducks down behind the pool table he takes a quick shot whilst Marie isn't looking. Two things: he strikes a dark ball (which would constitute a foul stroke in a proper game), plus when Marie re-enters the room the ball is still rolling on the table. Had she seen this it would have been a dead giveaway that the ball was recently hit and therefore a clue to Snub being in the room.
Woman at meeting
|DOESN'T APPEAR IN THE FOOTAGE I REVIEWED||Charley Chase
|DOESN'T APPEAR IN THE FOOTAGE I REVIEWED||Lillian Hackett
Tommie Hicks (help)
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