Feature Comedy | 1900 | Silent | B/W
Cheekiest Man On Earth, early British comedy.
A man and woman in Edwardian dress stand on a path. A rude or cheeky man carrying a cane appears and pushes the husband or lover aside to kiss the woman. The man walks off and the couple go after him.
Two women walk out of a sweet shop or newsagents, smiling and eating sweets. A newspaper billboard reads 'Tomorrow's Test Match Middlesex Lancashire', another reads 'Purple Lotus Mother'. Another for The News of the World refers to King Edward. The women come around a corner, arm in arm, the man bumps into them and steals a bag of sweets from one of them. The women and other passers by chase after him.
A man crosses a road, smoking. The cheeky man stops him and steals his cigarette. The man looks angry and marches after him, followed by the other people who are after him. Two men are sitting drinking at an outdoor table. The cheeky man comes up and drinks both of their drinks. The men chase after him, followed by the other people. A man stands outside a house, he lights his pipe and stands smoking. The cheeky man comes up and takes a watch from the man's jacket and walks off. The man chases him, followed by the other offended people.
A man walks along a road, he stops and blows his nose on a handkerchief. The cheeky man approaches, takes the handkerchief and blows his nose then throws it on the ground. The man picks up the handkerchief and gives chase, followed by the others.
A man approaches a park bench and sits down to read his newspaper. The cheeky man approaches, takes the newspaper, looks at it then throws it on the ground and stamps on it. The man gives chase, followed by the others. A soldier walks along the road and stops to look over a bridge. The cheeky man approaches him and takes the soldier's hat off and throws it over the bridge. The soldier picks the man up amd throws him off the bridge into the river as the following crowd lean over the bridge and watch. The man splashes in the water then swims to the shore and gets out, waving his arms about.
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