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Galvanic Fluid; or, More Fun with Liquid Electricity (1908)

Short | Short, Comedy

This picture, a worthy successor to Vitagraph's "Liquid Electricity," opens showing an exterior view of the laboratory of "Prof. Watt, Inventor of Liquid Electricity." The first scene is taken in a park, where we see a nursemaid wheeling a...See moreThis picture, a worthy successor to Vitagraph's "Liquid Electricity," opens showing an exterior view of the laboratory of "Prof. Watt, Inventor of Liquid Electricity." The first scene is taken in a park, where we see a nursemaid wheeling a baby carriage. The Professor sprays the girl with some of his wonderful fluid and she and the baby fly rapidly around the flower beds, then go out of sight. Further along the inventor meets four very decrepit old men, hobbling along on sticks and crutches. A spray and they dance, kick up their legs, throw the crutches away, play leapfrog, then sprint down the street. A chauffeur, whose auto has broken down, is asleep with both feet resting on the wheel. The professor's spray is played upon the crippled machine, it springs forward and does several seemingly impossible stunts. During this time a horse and wagon drives up and gets sprayed, and the horse, wagon and auto fly around. A mounted cop rides up, gets into the vortex. Now all whirl around, including the mounted policeman. A Jewish peddler comes along, tries to force his wares on the inventor. The professor objects and sprinkles the Hebrew, who flies away like a scared deer. Some of the liquid is thrown on a trolley car. The car flies backward in the opposite direction, then forward, backward again, several times. A policeman sees these strange maneuvers, tries to arrest the professor. He gets sprayed and flies. Returns with three officers. They get sprayed and flee. The latter return with the captain and about a dozen policemen, followed by a large crowd. "Professor Watt" defies them, then sprays them all, making the squad do a drill, marching and countermarching, finally doing a leapfrog over the fat captain's back. The crowd moves back, the professor takes a "dose" himself and flies off down the street. From the distance we see the inventor tearing along toward home. He catches on a lamppost, whirls around several times, then steps up and into his house. The crowd rushes up, the professor opens the door, sprays his pursuers, who disappear entirely. The old man laughs jubilantly. By accident the syringe drops, causing a terrific explosion, which annihilates the wonderful inventor. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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