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Our New Errand Boy

Country: UK

Genre: Comedy, Short



A skilfully constructed comedy, very much in the tradition of "L'Arroseur arrosé" (1895). A mischievous errand boy, sent out on a delivery, causes havoc on the streets of Hove. When he returns to the store, he finds all his victims waiting for him, and a chase ensues, but he soon gets the better of his pursuers.


  • James Williamson, who directed this film, also stars in it as the Grocer. The Errand Boy is played by his 14-year-old son, Tom.

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14-year-old Tom is more a force of nature or a mischievous imp than a human being - a sort of amoral boy-deity, who causes mayhem without the slightest sympathy for those he torments. A lesser director would have turned the tables on him at the end in order to deliver a moral lesson. But in this film, he joyfully outwits his pursuers, and we end with him laughing uncontrollably at his victims' misfortune. And the wonderful thing is that we side with the boy, we share in his delight, so that the whole film becomes a celebration of irrepressible vitality. A truly extraordinary work.

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