Buy Your Own Cherries (film #20 on The Movies Begin, Volume Two: The European Pioneers (Kino Video, 1994)). [Category: Early Film & TV]

A working-class shmoe gets no respect from anybody––not his family, not barmaids, nobody––until he joins the International Order of Good Templars (or something like that). This suddenly makes him richer and a nicer guy to boot. Elicits a "huh?" The painted backdrops are a hoot, though. A 1904 Robert W. Paul film.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: **.

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