Gymnasium Jim (1922)

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Jim owns and operates the best garage in town, despite he needing a little prodding to get his assistant to do the work. Jim's sweetheart, the postmistress, isn't sure if Jim is *the* man ... See full summary »


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24 September 2012 | MartinHafer
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| More like a cartoon than a Sennett Comedy!
Billy Bevan is a mechanic and he's in love with Mildred June. However, Bevan's partner has just learned that Billy has been given $10,000 for his new 'noiseless car horn' and wants to cheat him out of it. So, he arranges for a boxing match between Billy and Kid Ryan and tells Billy to bet heavily as the fight is fixed and Ryan will let him win. In reality, Ryan is a maniac who will wipe the floor with the guy. What is Billy to do?

I should point out that the folks at Keystone must have been 100% insane when they made this short. This isn't a bad thing--it's just that the comedy is so bizarre, it's more like a weird Looney Tunes cartoon than what you'd expect from a slapstick comedy. It's filled with one bizarrely innovative stunt or prop after another--such as the weird hat, the strange limo, the gun gag, the flood and many more. They come one after another and you can barely catch your breath between them! You just have to see this one to see what I mean. Just remember--it's pretty weird (and pretty funny).

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Release Date:

9 May 1922

Language

None, English


Country of Origin

USA

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