Artheme Swallows His Clarinet

Ernest Servaès | 1912 | ★★★★
When three winch-operating workmen unapologetically drop a wardrobe onto his head, Artheme’s clarinet becomes impaled through his mouth and skull, leaving him literally speechless. However, other members of the public are more sympathetic to his plight, offering their services in the attempt to remove the offending item. Never the less, the task proves a decidedly difficult one, in Servaès’s agreeably cartoonish slapstick comedy.