Unfortunately, I haven't seen many early films that I can say that about ("Something Good - Negro Kiss" (1898) would be another, though). When she leaves the office she keeps on laughing and everywhere she goes she makes the other people laugh as well. Laughing Gas (1907) 12/14/1907 (US) Comedy 8m User Score. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy and terms of service apply. Not great, but it was progressive at the very least. Export to EndNote / Reference Manager(non-Latin), http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/827294357>. Somehow the long term effects of the gas affect the people around her as she walks around accidentally carrying out a Batman Villain's plot. She’s also a black woman in a starring role, even if she’s not given much to do besides laugh and provide slapstick. In fact, she's shown walking about in an integrated world where she fits right in. Laughing Gas 1907 A woman goes to the dentist for a toothache and is given gas. Remember, this is from the director of Watermelon Patch, so it’s not like he’s here for the African-American. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Add the first question. is it a great film? Yow! That’s it, that’s all of them. A panorama of Coney Island, taken at night: the camera sweeps across the scene from a vantage point well above the area. You may have already requested this item. A woman goes to the dentist for a toothache and is given gas. Added to Watchlist. The plot is that of a black woman going to the dentist for a toothache and being given laughing gas. Indeed, in a time when actors are generally uncredited for their work, she has a name. Hectic Horror (a partir de duas listas daqui,…, Flaherty Von Wankmeister 704 films 59 Edit, perfect for anyone else who dreams of being an 1880's-1900's cinema completist, Lumiere completist, Alice Guy-Blache, Melies and Edison/Dickson completist..…. On her way home on the subway she can't stop laughing, and every other passenger catches the laughter from her. I had to remind myself that in 1907, women didn’t work unless they had to, and if you had to work as a woman, your options were: a) schoolteacher b) domestic servant c) factory cog. Edit Details. Not great, but it was progressive at the very least. An African American woman goes to the dentist with a bad tooth. 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Silent film with English introduction and intertitles and musical background. Login to create it. She laughs herself in and out of all kinds of trouble - a seat on a crowded trolley, an arrest, a fist fight, etc. Studio- Mountainside Resort W/Wifi, Pool- Near Slopes, State Park, Fishing, More. A woman goes to the dentist where she is given laughing gas. Sooo the laughter and/ or laughing gas was contagious. This fun, silly short is a rare early film focused on minority experiences. As far as the joke, it's get played out over the course of the four-minute running time and it eventually falls apart. A woman goes to the dentist for a toothache and is given gas. 59/100Laughing gas doesn't last that long, but I don't care. Laughing gas interacts with neurotransmitters and brain receptors much in the same way as opioids and benzodiazepines. Synopsis. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. Stock standard plot: she gets laughing gas, can’t stop laughing, and everyone else starts laughing. Laughing gas helps reduce pain and awareness so you can relax, but keeps you awake so you can hear and respond to your dentist as needed. On her way home on the subway she can't stop laughing, and every other passenger catches the laughter from her. While she is in the store, she steals several items, and is caught by store employees. This FAQ is empty. Use the HTML below. Separate up to five addresses with commas (,). An early representation of an African American woman on film. Then it turned out, she was the help. Though I can’t really say it was either entertaining or all that funny. Bertha Regustus Edward Boulden Mr. Sullivan Mr. La Montte, 8 mins   Unfortunately, I haven't seen many early films that I can say that about ("Something Good - Negro Kiss" (1898) would be another, though). Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand. Reveals the most important stages of life, through one couple. This is kind of the same premise as That Awful Sneeze, but I enjoyed this a hell of a lot better. The biggest is the fact that the lead character is a black woman and the film never resorts to any sort of racial jokes, which were common during this era. That's fucking amazing for 1907. Laudable Racial Representation but Laughter isn't Necessarily Contagious, This early short, "Laughing Gas," is noteworthy for featuring an African-American woman in the lead role in a picture that is a generally stereotype-free representation of race. Laudable Racial Representation but Laughter isn't Necessarily Contagious, This early short, "Laughing Gas," is noteworthy for featuring an African-American woman in the lead role in a picture that is a generally stereotype-free representation of race. That’s it, that’s all of them. Laughing Gas [1907] 1/7/2017 0 Comments Top 5. (Though her transgressive behavior, triggered by an OD at the dentist's office, could have been linked to race.) See more » User Reviews. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. She’s also a black woman in a starring role, even if she’s not given much to do besides laugh and provide slapstick. It was funny during one scene but the repeated gag just doesn't work over and over again. (not yet rated) Hectic Horror (a partir de duas listas daqui,…, Flaherty Von Wankmeister 704 films 59 Edit, perfect for anyone else who dreams of being an 1880's-1900's cinema completist, Lumiere completist, Alice Guy-Blache, Melies and Edison/Dickson completist..…. The sets, costumes, and shooting locations were downright fascinating, as are the exaggerated, stage-y performances. http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/827294357> ; http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/nyu>, http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/9658063672#CreativeWork\/laughing_gas>, http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/827294357>. An early representation of an African American woman on film. This is kind of the same premise as That Awful Sneeze, but I enjoyed this a hell of a lot better. Please enter the message. The E-mail message field is required. Edwin S. … A woman goes to the dentist for a toothache and is given gas. After receiving a dose of nitrous oxide at the dentist, an unnamed black woman cannot stop laughing. © Letterboxd Limited. Natural hair, even. The gag here involves her continuous fit of laughter after receiving nitrous oxide at a dentist's office, and her spreading that laughter to others through a series of slapstick skits, on what looks to be a bus or subway car, a few sidewalks, a courtroom, the home of the family where she seems to work as a servant, and in church. 1907 Laughing Gas is the title of several American short films (1907, 1914 starring Charlie Chaplin, 1915, 1920) whose plot revolves around real or would-be dentists. “She laughs - They laugh.” Really surprised one of the first things we see on screen is a Black actress, that was fantastic. Click here to login or here to sign up. It then moves in for closer views of Dreamland and Luna Park. Remember, this is from the director of Watermelon Patch, so it’s not like he’s here for the African-American. You can review our cookie policy to learn more. On her way home on the subway she can't stop laughing, and every other passenger catches the laughter from her. A woman goes to the dentist for a toothache and is given gas. While in a park, a young woman sees her fiancé being quite affectionate with another woman. He gives her laughing gas and all day long she laughs and laughs and laughs....on the subway, walking down the street, on her job as a maid, when she meets two men about to fight and at church. We use cookies to help give you a better experience on TMDb. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? A woman goes to the dentist for a toothache and is given gas. (1907). The E-mail Address(es) you entered is(are) not in a valid format. A woman goes to the dentist for a toothache and is given gas. A woman is given laughing gas for a tooth ache. Film data from TMDb. Laughing Gas. Film data from TMDb. An American tourist has a terrible ordeal on his European vacation. Laughing Gas is the title of several American short films (1907, 1914 starring Charlie Chaplin, 1915, 1920) whose plot revolves around real or would-be dentists. When she calls him on the telephone to demand an explanation, he tells her that it was his sister... See full summary », A jealous husband arrives in the office of Hawkshaw, a private detective. Natural hair, even. A woman is given laughing gas for a tooth ache. Don't have an account? ... "Laughing Gas," is noteworthy for featuring an African-American woman in the lead role in a picture that is a generally stereotype-free representation of race.