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Peanuts and Bullets

Starring: Charley Chase (as Charles Parrott)
Director: Nick Cogley
Writer: Nick Cogley
Produced by Mack Sennett
Release Date: 30 January 1915 (USA)
Timing: 12:04

Genre: Slapstick Comedy

Synopsis: Charley, an apartment-dweller, is rivals with his neighbor for the love of a girl. The unlucky fruit-stand vendor beneath Charley’s window is also a rival, and plugs Charley in the face with a tomato. For revenge, Charley empties the bullets of his revolver into the fruit-seller’s peanut-roaster, and the explosive results – complete with cops, chases, and over-the-cliff falls – make a raucous finale.

Music by Andrew Earle Simpson

Number of players: 4
Scoring: Eb clarinet, Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, accordion, piano, percussion

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