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Mike Murphy As Picture Actor
Mike Murphy As Picture Actor

Mike Murphy As Picture Actor 1914

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Mike Murphy As Picture Actor 1914

8 mins United Kingdom Director. Dave Aylott

Mayhem hits a film studio when comedy Irishman Mike Murphy turns up. Crashing through the set and interrupting shooting, Mike brings chaos wherever he goes. In what was a popular comedy format in the silent period, Murphy (played by Ernie Westo) had several film adventures as mountaineer, cowboy and marathon runner among other careers. This is the only title in the series known to have survived.

Comedy series were thick on the ground in the early 1910s, with the likes of Winky, Charley Smiler and Pimple pulling audiences back to the cinemas again and again. Meanwhile, Britain's most successful comic film star was just getting going on the other side of the Atlantic - Charlie Chaplin made his screen debut early in 1914.

Directed by

Dave Aylott

Featuring

Ernest Westo

Genres

Comedy

Tags

Film studios

Collection

1914 on Film

Released

1914

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Martin Film Company

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