How the Old Woman Caught the Omnibus (1903)

aka Stop That Bus!
Article 4148 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 2-4-2013
Directed by Percy Stow
Cast unknown
Country: UK
What it is: Comic trick short

An old woman is determined to get a ride on the omnibus, despite the fact that the bus does not want to stop for her and runs her over twice.

Since the old woman survives being run over twice, and is able to drag the omnibus backwards by hand, we’re dealing with superpowers here, so it easily passes the fantastic content test. The superpowers are the main gags of this comic short; the old woman here is somebody to be reckoned with, as the man who gets beaten with her umbrella twice will testify. It’s a silly, simple fun silent short.


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