R.F.D. 10,000 B.C. (1916)

R.F.D. 10,000 B.C. (1916)
Article #748 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 4-2-2003
Posting Date: 8-30-2003
Produced by Willis O’Brien

A mailman in prehistoric times uses underhanded means to steal the girlfriend of a rival.

Though it is nice that some of Willis O’Brien’s caveman comedies are still in existence, in all honesty I have to say they are more interesting historically than they are in and of themselves. As comedies, they’re fairly lame, and the characters are downright ugly; in fact, it’s hard to tell the men from the women sometimes (though if a character spends almost all of its time on all fours, you can say with some confidence it’s a dinosaur). As for the plot, I have a couple of comments; first of all, the mailman performs an act that would have been considered a federal offense had there been a federal government in those times, and in the denoument, a certain character implies that delivering mail is a very lucrative and prosperous profession, something that may well surprise an employee of the U.S. Postal System.

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