Crazy slapstick film from 1897 updated with 1928 intertitles. Trick photography used for laughs.
Old fashioned music hall entertainment illustrating what made people laugh in 1897. New titling has been added to an early 1900s (?) film in the late 1920s.
In a painted set, a man wearing late 1800s style clothing attempts to put his hat on a chair which moves. He puts his umbrella down, this moves too. His hat seems to have a life of its own also. By means of a camera trick, every time he takes his hat or coat off, they magically jump straight back on again. The man becomes more and more irate.
Was item in Pathe Pictorial issue 554.