Fun Size Review: Nursery Favorites (1913)

Thomas Edison decided that movies were okay but what everybody REALLY wanted was a talkie short. Alas, this was the 1910s and silent features were actually the way ahead. That being said, this is a perfectly serviceable miniature musical.

It does lack the sparkle of French talkies from the same period (Gaumont beat Edison to the punch) but it is still well worth seeing for the historical value and the giant spider.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Not much of an ending, everybody just gathers for the final singalong.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Biscquick Apple Cobbler. New variation on a classic.

Availability: Released on DVD as part of the Discovering Cinema set from Flicker Alley.

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4 Replies to “Fun Size Review: Nursery Favorites (1913)”

  1. I think Viola Dana mentioned this in Brownlow’s Hollywood. Her sister (not Shirley Mason) was in it. She siad her voice came out a lot deeper than it should have.

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