Daisy Doodad's Dial (1914) | BFI

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    Daisy Doodad's Dial (1914) | BFI. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetotheBFI. Watch more films from 1914 on the BFI Player: http://bit.ly/1pffvkP For those who like their humour daft and thoroughly unsophisticated, this silent short will be a delight. The titular Daisy enters a face-pulling competition ('dial' - as in watch dial - is neglected slang for a face), but on the big day she falls victim to toothache. When her husband returns from the contest triumphant, the distinctly unladylike Daisy vows revenge in the next competition. But her impromptu rehearsal on a train causes chaos among her fellow passengers, and things only get worse after she is arrested for disturbing the peace... Director/lead actress Florence Turner was an early Hollywood star, who briefly operated her own production company in Britain in the mid-1910s. Back in Hollywood in the late-1920s, she appeared alongside Buster Keaton in 'College' (1927), before her star faded. (Mark Duguid) All titles on the BFI Films channel are preserved in the vast collections of the BFI National Archive. To find out more about the Archive visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections
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    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mneu7A3MVms
    Resource type: Video
    Last modified: 5 years, 8 months ago
    Viewed: 106 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
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