A British Florence Turner Comedy

Daisy Doodad’s Dial
R: Florence Turner. D: Florence Turner, Larry Trimble. P: Turner Film Company. UK 1914
Print: BFI

“This wonderfully daft comedy, released in 1914, was directed by and starred Florence Turner (1885-1946), one of the earliest stars of American cinema with the Vitagraph Company of America (she was the first ‘Vitagraph Girl’, working frequently with pioneer Edwin S. Porter), who came to Britain and made a number of shorts and features for her own Turner Film Company between 1913 and 1916.
Daisy Doodad’s Dial was Turner’s only directorial credit, and also starred her manager Larry Trimble (…). She returned to the US in 1925, where she continued to appear in films, including Buster Keaton’s College (US, 1927), but without her earlier status.
Daisy Doodad derives its humour from the heroine’s infinintely malleable face, while further entertainment value comes from her mild subversion of expected feminine behaviour.”
Mark Duguid
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