Film Notes

A selection of mishaps from his early films assembled by De Mille for private screenings. Perhaps the earliest reel of bloopers in existence! Watch Fanny Ward, the star of The Cheat (1915) – an unpopular actress with the Lasky staff – showing how pride comes before a fall. And a bull-fighting scene from Carmen (1915) that goes alarmingly wrong.
Patrick Stanbury, Kevin Brownlow Photoplay Productions