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A Suburbanite's Ingenious Alarm1908

  • 2.8
A SUBURBANITE'S INGENIOUS ALARM's slapstick humor centers on a commuter's attempts to find a foolproof way to wake up in the morning. Once again, director Edwin S. Porter tells a simple story using a widely recognized situation. Overlapping time and action are employed as the scene moves between the interior and exterior of the commuter's home.

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Member Reviews (1)

It took a minute to figure out his friend was supposed to tug the rope in the morning to wake him. Ah, but ropes can be tugged by anyone... The decor of the bedroom set is amazing--what walls! I love the sets in general. And then, later, obviously filmed on a real street. An interesting early comedy.