Galloping Fish (1924)

Run Time - 46 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A trained seal stole the limelight in this silent farce produced by Thomas H. Ince. Sydney Chaplin, brother of Charlie, starred as newlywed Freddy Wetherill, whose child-bride, Hyla (Lucille Ricksen), sends him packing after a quarrel. Freddy takes up with Undine (Louise Fazenda), "The Diving Venus," and her performing seal, also named Freddy. Complications arise when a bill collector arrives armed with an attachment for the animal, and both Undine and her two Freddys flee to the estate of Cato Dodd (John Steppling), the uncle of the human Freddy. A dam breaks, the house floats down the river and Freddy the seal returns to his natural habitat. Amazingly, this silly farce was trotted out again in 1930, this time augmented with several talking sequences.