Standard Crazy Stuff

Clarence Cheats at Croquet
B: Lloyd Lonergan. D: Alfred Hickey, Barbara Gilroy, Charles Emerson. P: Thanhouser Film Corporation. USA 1915
Print: Library of Congress

Clarence Cheats at Croquet was preserved under the direction of the Library of Congress from a 35mm tinted nitrate print loaned by EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. The original nitrate print was scanned at a high resolution and output to 35mm polyester film stock at Colorlab Corp. with support from Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc., and the NFPF.
National Film Preservation Foundation

“A pleasant and genteel little comedy, produced by the Thanhouser company in New Rochelle, NY – one of the many films produced by this pioneering studio in the early days of motion pictures. The premise is standard stuff, centering around a croquet match between two opponents squaring off for the affection of a young woman.
Nicely photographed and deliberately paced with mild slapstick and subdued characterizations. Of special interest now as an example of the wide range of short comedy subjects being produced at that time outside of the major comedy ‘factories’ like Keystone.”
Matt Barry
The Art and Culture of Movies