The unintentional script improvement, Animated GIF

kismet-1920-otis-skinner-trafficked-with-a-beggarThe term “trafficking” is now used almost exclusively to describe smuggling of both drugs and humans. Back when Kismet was made, however, it could also mean any interaction between two people.

This knowledge does not stop me from finding this scene hilarious.

Otis Skinner’s beggar posed as a rich man and Rosemary Theby’s aging beauty romances him to teach her husband a thing or two. This GIF is taken from the point when Rosemary discovers her error and dumps Otis. The situation is intentionally humorous but it is also funny due to Theby’s overwrought acting and shifts in language.