Bungles Lands a Job (1916)

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This hyperactive one-reel comedy was the last one Manuel Perez Fernandez made for Vim. Bungles (Perez) is friendless and down on his luck, so he decides to end it all. Of course, this is easier said than done. First he sets his head down in the path of a street car, only to have it change tracks before it reaches him. To make matters even more humiliating, he's knocked down in front of a hotel and his mustache torn off. This finally gives him a winning idea -- he disguises himself as a woman, and, after a number of wild antics, winds up working for a theatrical troupe. After Vim, Perez would go on to work for Unity films, where his character was known as Tweedledum (his name in the comedies he had made in Europe). Perez would continue starring in comedies for small companies until late in the 1920s, after which he would work solely as a director.