Daisy Doodad's Dial

Florence Turner | 1914 | ★★★★½
When severe toothache leaves her laid up in bed, an expert gurner is forced to miss a face pulling competition, for which she was surely the favourite. To make matters worse, in her absence the competition was won by her considerably less gifted husband. However, a subsequent contest soon gives her the opportunity to show her worth – or at least it would do if it were not for her inopportune arrest, in this sophisticatedly silly, one-of-a-kind comic short. Writer, director, and star Florence Turner – in the UK for a music hall tour – proves herself wonderful on all counts.