Jerry The Troublesome Tyke - A Sticky Business 1926

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    Animation featuring Jerry the Troublesome Tyke - a cartoon dog. A U.I.C. production.

    We find our old friend Jerry sitting on a cushion taking mail from a mail sack, reading it then throwing it into a wastepaper basket. He laughs as he does so. We see one of the cards he opens which reads: "Sweetest Jerry. I feel I must write and tell you what a wonderful film actor you are. P.T.O." He laughs and throws it away (bizarrely not turning it over!) He opens another. "Dear Jerry. Ever since I first saw you on the screen I have loved you passionately. Will you" (presumably there was more to this if he had looked on the back but again he throws it away.) Interior of the cartoon studio. Real location.

    An easel stands in the corner with an image of Jerry on it. The artist (Sid Griffiths) comes in and sits down at his table. An intertitle flashes up: "Hullo, Jerry." Jerry's reply is to hold up his hand and in a speech bubble say: "Don't interrupt a great film star when he's reading his letters." The artist laughs, points his finger at Jerry and says: "Great film star? You wouldn't exist except for me!" Jerry gets off his cushion and yells: "Well you'd be out of work except for me!" The cartoonist looks annoyed then puzzled as he thinks about it. (Possibly an intertitle missing here.) Jerry paces backwards and forwards. He shouts: "You ought to have my portrait outside every cinema!" Cartoonist shakes his head and puts his hand on the drawing, rubbing out the mail bag and the wastepaper basket. Jerry looks puzzled. The artist then draws a frame around Jerry and writes "To-Day Jerry the Tyke" as if it is a poster outside a cinema. Jerry smiles. A cinema magically appears behind the poster. There is a cut-out of Charlie Chaplin standing on the steps of the cinema with a sigh across his middle reading: "To-Day." Jerry jumps out of the frame then asks: "Where's the Portrait?" The artist picks up a glue pot, peels Jerry off the drawing, pastes glue on to his back then sticks him onto the poster.

    The cartoonist says: "Have another look!" Jerry tries to get off but the glue holds him on. "How can I look when you've stuck me here?" he asks. Cartoonist pulls him off - the other Jerry stays on the poster. Jerry pulls the poster off, there's lots of others underneath. He gets a glue pot and starts pasting his posters up on a fence. There is a sign on the fence which reads: "Paste no bills." Along comes a policeman.

    He spots Jerry who has pasted about 20 posters on the fence. He walks up to the end of the posters but can't see the culprit. When the policeman turns around Jerry jumps off one of the posters and follows him. The copper turns around and Jerry jumps up on to another poster. He then jumps off yet another poster and kicks the policeman in the pants. Jerry runs off and dives into the glue pot. Next thing we see is poor old Jerry in the police cells. He complains: "Fourteen days for being too stuck up!"

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    Media URN:
    14526
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    838.06
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    Black & White
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    00:04:36:00
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    01:23:33:00 / 01:28:09:00
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    EP 090
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    EP 090
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