The Four Little Tailors (1910)
7min · Short, Comedy · 23 August 1910
The opening scene is in a tailor's shop, showing the four assistants more or less in love with their employer's daughter. After some time, the tailor says he will give his daughter to the one who shows himself to be the cleverest. Some very amusing incidents follow. In keen competition we see them all trying to perform the most difficult tasks, in order to win the much-cherished reward. They attempt to sew without thread, and without a needle, and also to sew the wing of a fly. The last man, however, fulfills the desired tasks, and is duly accepted by the daughter. The various feats accomplished during the contest are clever examples of trick photography. The sewing without thread and without needle are both shown greatly magnified. "The man who leaves fancy devices and useless tricks alone, sticking to his trade, wins the bride," is the moral tacked to this story.
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