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Tangled Tangoists (1914)

Flora Finch and John Bunny attend a reception where the faddish tango prevails, and they are numbered among the wall flowers. Their discomfiture causes a determination on the part of both ... See full summary »

Director:

George D. Baker

Writer:

Arthur Ashley (story)
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John Bunny
Flora Finch
Louise Beaudet
Charles Wellesley Charles Wellesley
Jack Brawn Jack Brawn
Mary Anderson
William Shea
Arthur Cozine Arthur Cozine ... The Clerk
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Flora Finch and John Bunny attend a reception where the faddish tango prevails, and they are numbered among the wall flowers. Their discomfiture causes a determination on the part of both to take lessons and learn. Flora, through a newspaper advertisement, takes up the tango at a nearby school, and John, through a friend, at the club, does likewise. Unknown to each other, they both choose the same school and continue in ignorance of each other's presence until the last lesson of the course. Then she sees him and he sees her. They both get invitations to attend a reception at the same time and place where they had been obliged to look on while others danced, and they agree to show the guests a thing or two in the way of real tangoing. They make a big hit at the reception by their excellent dancing. On their way home, Herbert proposes marriage to Clara and suggests that they have a Tango Novelty Wedding. She blushingly accepts him and they are married a la tango. The Justice who marries... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Bunnyfinches
11 September 2013 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This is a fine late John Bunny-Flora Finch movie helmed by their usual director, George Baker. John and Flora meet at a ball, but neither can do these modern dances, so they sit out... and run into each other later at a dance studio. Bunny exudes his usual Pickwickian charm. Miss Finch gets involved in a nice bit of physical comedy when her gawkiness makes the dance lesson less than successful.

What is interesting about this movie is the antiquity of some of the movie techniques used. True, each studio went its own way more or less and true, when you had such enormous star power as John Bunny had, you didn't need to use the latest techniques. Nonetheless, there are keyhole mattes, dancing sets and even images of what people are thinking, placed in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. All these had largely fallen by the wayside.

Still, when you're there to see the performers, as long as the shots of them doing their business are in focus, that's all you need. A great movie.


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