Accidents Will Happen (1907) - Watch Online. Directed by Walter R. Booth

Genres Comedy     Short    
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Country UK
Language English
Plot The lawn in front of Boffles' house. The footman, teasing a fox terrier, is bitten in the leg. He is taken indoors for treatment by the doctor. The gardener nails up the Virginia creeper. The Boffles family place pillows and cushions at the base of the ladder to break a possible fall. The gardener, over-reaching himself, comes to gravel, falling clear of the cushions. He is carried indoors for treatment. Scene in the drawing room. Reception of the new patient. A perplexed and sorrowful Boffles. The housemaid cleans the windows. Boffles provides against accidents. He fastens a rope around her waist, to which he and the page boy hold on. The terrier causes diversion by making for the maid's feet. Boffles and the page boy release their hold of the rope to drive the dog away. Maid overbalances herself and falls outside the window. In his anger Boffles kicks the page boy downstairs. The injured maid is carried to join the other victims. Arrival of the page boy at the foot of the stairs. Another patient for the doctor. Boffles' study. The employer ruefully examines his bank account. The cook, acting as hospital nurse, is scalded by hot water. Another patient. Boffles decides upon a motor run as a relief from indoor worries. All goes well for a time. After a pause, the chauffeur dismounts to turn the ignition handle. Boffles decides himself to drive, and changes seats. He accidentally starts the motor, and runs over the chauffeur. The injured driver is carried away, and Boffles continues his journey. The petroleum explodes, and Boffles, startled and hatless, rushes on foot for help. Cross roads. Boffles, sprinting, falls, and is run over by a cyclist. The temporary drawing room hospital. The chauffeur is borne in on a stretcher, followed by Boffles himself, similarly carried. Scene in the Boffles kitchen. The employer serves out cheques to the domestics as compensation for their accidents. Remarkable cures. On the departure of Boffles the victims indulge in a dance of joy. Crutches and bandages are discarded. Reduced to beggary, Mr. and Mrs. Boffles now perambulate the streets soliciting alms from the charitably disposed. Boffles is placarded, "Ruined by the Employers' Liability Act."... search for Accidents Will Happen on IMDb

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  • Accidents Will Happen (1907) - IMDb

    Directed by Walter R. Booth. An employer is bankrupted when employees fake accidents and claim under the new compensation act.

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