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Pimple in the Whip
Pimple in the Whip

Pimple in the Whip 1917

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Pimple in the Whip 1917

25 mins United Kingdom Director. Joe Evans, Fred Evans

This highly entertaining comedy from the prolific parodist Pimple (aka Fred Evans) reworks a spectacular stage drama of the day with all due disrespect. Fred is the down-on-his-luck Lord 'Elpus, who bets all his remaining readies on the race horse of the title, but nearly falls prey to the nefarious Lord For-Givus. The climax is a hilariously shambolic pantomime horse race, where every expense is spared in the interest of screen realism.

The original stage play The Whip, written by Cecil Raleigh and Henry Hamilton in 1912, played to packed houses at London's Drury Lane theatre, and had as its finale a real on-stage horse race (which was rivalled for stage ambition with an earlier rail crash). The play was also filmed (more respectfully) by Maurice Tourneur in 1917.

Directed by

Joe Evans

Fred Evans

Featuring

Fred Evans

Genres

Comedy

Tags

Lieutenant Pimple

Collection

LOCO London Comedy Film Festival

Released

1917

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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