Scram, Scat, Shoo: The Best Silent Movie GIFs for Telling People to Shove Off

There are times when people just need to go away. In the real world, we can hang up the phone, close the door, walk away. Online, it can be a little trickier and some people never take the hint.

As always, silent movies show that you don’t need words to send a message. Here are five amusing GIFs that all have the same message: scram.

souls-for-sale-nope-nope-nopeMae Busch is like, “Mm-hmm, yeah, not doing this.” Of course, having a helmet with a visor helps enormously.

(This is from Souls for Sale, a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood with 100% more serial killers. Read my review here.)

behind-the-screen-trapdoor-fallCharlie Chaplin takes a more direct approach (it is accidental in the film’s narrative) and Eric Campbell is neatly disposed of. I don’t know about you but I could use that lever in my daily life.

(This is from Behind the Screen, another backstage picture. Read my review here.)

gold-rush-byeGeorgia Hale is cheerier but the brushoff is just the same. Sometimes, these things are better done with a smile.

(This is from The Gold Rush. Read my review here.)

burning-crucible-go-awayIvan Mosjoukine’s method is one of the more dramatic but you do need a sliding picture frame to pull it off correctly. Fortunately, Ivan is here in GIF form to demonstrate his talent over and over.

(This is from The Burning Crucible, which everyone needs to see because it is wonderful. Read my review here.)

blue-bird-go-awayFor a more casually dismissive SCRAM, I recommend the method displayed by Charles Ascot, who is playing Dog in The Blue Bird. “Yeah, yeah, go peddle your papers.”

(You can read my full review here.)

 

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