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Tubby's Typewriter
Tubby's Typewriter

Tubby's Typewriter 1916


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Tubby's Typewriter 1916

8 mins United Kingdom Director. Frank Wilson

A puzzling misunderstanding comes between our hero and his young wife in this likeable comedy. Cheery-looking, round-faced but not particularly portly, Johnny Butt was the engaging star of ten-part series The Exploits of Tubby, whose hero always seems to be in trouble with the wife. The misunderstanding in this episode begins when Tubby is 'smitten' - but not with a woman, with a typewriter...

Each newlywed goes off in a huff and via a tortuous route Tubby, his friend, the wife and her friend all end up at the double-date from hell. This final scene is missing, alas, but we can imagine how it plays out - it's the stuff of a thousand sitcoms since.

Directed by

Frank Wilson


Chrissie White

Violet Hopson

Johnny Butt




1916 on Film




United Kingdom



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