The Village Smitty | released 31 January 1931

While Flip works by the heat of the fire in his blacksmith shop, a barnyard of diligently laboring animals remind the audience of the value of hard work. A slue of physical blunders and exaggerated reactions are found in the workshop and in Flip’s comical attempts to court his now more humanlike lady frog friend. Also in this film we hear Flip’s voice for the first time when he stumbles into the flames of his blacksmith stove and cries: “Fire! Fire!”

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