MY BEST GIRL (1927):
The film starts out at The Merrill Department store, where a very exhausted stockgirl named Maggie Johnson is given a moment to attend to the sales counter. There she encounters a charming, handsome man, who pretends to be interested in purchasing some children's toys, but, after many humorous demonstrations by Maggie, the manager comes over and gives the man his time card. The man is Joe Grant, the son of the owner. To prove to his father he is ready for his engagement, he has taken a job of stockboy under an assumed name. Annoyed, Maggie takes Joe back to the stockroom and tells him to get to work. He is so inept that she calls him, 'The Dumbest Stockboy in the World' though she promises to take him under her wing, much to his amusement. A few days later, after her shift, Maggie is outside waiting for Joe. She appears to have a crush on him. Some of her coworkers tease her, but eventually warn her that Joe is coming, causing Maggie to hop on her ride home from work: the back of an open truck.
DVD-R has English intertitles with no subtitles. Approx. 78 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!
NUMBER PLEASE (1920):
While at an amusement park, trying vainly to forget the girl he has lost, a young man sees the girl with her new boyfriend. When her dog gets loose in the park, both suitors have to help her catch it. The girl's uncle, a balloonist, gives her a pass for two in his balloon, provided that her mother approves. She then offers to take along the first of her admirers, who is able to get her mother's consent. The girl's new boyfriend races to her house to get the mother's permission, while the young man tries to telephone her. The young man faces crowded phone booths, gossiping operators, a crying baby and other obstacles in his effort to reach the mother first.
DVD-R has English intertitles with no subtitles. Approx. 24 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!