Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Man Who Never Made Good 1914

BFI:
A bungling bumpkin tries his hand at a series of jobs in this slapstick silent comedy - only to prove how useless he is at all of them. After being unceremoniously ejected from a bus (reason unknown; the beginning of the film is missing), our hapless hero becomes (among other things) a waiter, a soldier and a sandwich-board man. His true calling, as it turns out, is altogether less dignified...
You can watch it at the BFI website at http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-the-man-who-never-made-good-1914/.

The reason the scene with the lead character as a sandwich board man was filmed just round the corner at Wandle Bank in Collier's Wood (a street sign is visible in the background).

The hours I could waste searching for locations on the (Google map integrated) Britain On Film at http://player.bfi.org.uk/britain-on-film/.

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