This film is part of Free

The Dull Razor

Close-up of a close - and painful - shave

Comedy 1900 1 mins Silent


A Man embarking on his morning shave finds his razor is blunt, giving rise to some splendid facial contortions in this early 'facial'. Comedian Tom Green, who worked with Brighton-based filmmaker GA Smith on many of his early films, has a face tailor-made for this kind of gurning performance. 'Facials' were the first to exploit the pleasures and comic potential of the close-up.

Smith and Green re-made this one and no wonder - you can clearly see Smith turning the crank of the camera in the mirror.