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Too Frightening (Part II)

Robert H. Frye

Silent | 1970s

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  •  Chester sits down with a newsman, who then mistakes him for a missing presidential candidate 
  •  Chester campaigns for the presidency 
  •  Chester wins the race! President Chester! 
  •  President Chester has fun at the White House Summer Retreat  
  •  A barbecue on the “White House” lawn 
  •  President Chester calls his mom to let her know he’s been elected president 
  •  The press descends on Chester’s mother’s house to take pictures of the President  
  •  Chester escapes back to the street gang to flip coins 
  •  The End 
 
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This amateur film, made by a young Robert Frye, is titled “Too Frightening”. A piece of slapstick silent cinema, the film presents the continuing misadventures of Chester as he attempts to make good. Picking up where Part I of the film left off, Chester trudges into a Dairy Queen wherein his resemblance to a missing presidential candidate is seized upon by a newspaperman, and Chester swiftly finds himself elected President. Finally enjoying his long pursued success, Chester revels in his victory, but when the press appears at a family dinner with his mother and brother, Chester flees and finds himself back where he started – dazzling a street gang with his coin flipping prowess.
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Dallas
Dallas County
1970s
1970’s
Too Frightening
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