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The Scarecrow
The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow 1916

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The Scarecrow 1916

11 mins United Kingdom Director. Cecil Birch

Two couples exchange secret messages using the same scarecrow's pockets - what could possibly go wrong? The arrival of mischievous tramp Weary Willie, for one thing... This nicely tinted rural comedy seems to be a 1916 production of Bamforth's of Holmfirth, although the synopsis doesn't quite match the one advertised. Weary Willie (not to be confused with the 1930s American character created by Emmett Kelly) originated as a strip cartoon and appeared in some of Bamforth's earliest films.

It's especially nice to see a complete film from this period including the final close-up or 'emblematic shot' of the protagonist.

Directed by

Cecil Birch

Genres

Comedy Fantasy

Collection

1916 on Film

Released

1916

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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