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  • Short Summary

    Early comedy film about a kitchen maid who lights the fire with paraffin.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material -

    Note: Location of the events are unknown. Note: This is the famous film called 'Mary Jane's Mishap'.

    Full titles read: "Hey Ho - Thirty Years Ago!"

    Intertitle reads: "Just for a change. We are taking you back thirty years to the days when films were films ... and this comicality was right in the Super Class ! (Described by Leonard Henry)."

    M/S of a rather scruffy looking maid walking into the kitchen, stretching and yawning. She realises that the fire is not lit and start to panic, she runs around in a panic laying the fire for the stove, then puts a match to it. Mary Jane then starts to polish her shoes with a brush which she also wipes on her nose leaving a big black mark. She realises her mistake and holds up a mirror and wipes her face with a cloth.

    M/S of Mary Jane grinning inanely into the mirror. She then attempts to light the stove again, but fails. Next we see Mary Jane pouring a bottle which reads 'PARAFFIN' on the side into the stove. She then lights it and with a puff of smoke disappears up the chimney. L/S of the pour maid rocketing through out of the chimney and high into the air. C/U of Mary's gravestone which reads: "Here lies Mary Jane Who Lighted The Fire With Paraffin."

    Cataloguer's Note: This early film is shown as it was repeated in PT 274. That is where the titles come from.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:03:00 / 01:32:09:00
    UN 1 H (E)

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