Skipper’s Narrow Escape
The Toonerville Trolley films were the most successful and popular films ever made at the Betzwood studio. Based on the famed newspaper cartoons of Fontaine Fox, they were written by Fox himself. Only seven of the original seventeen two-reel comedies survive today. Copies of four have been added to the Betzwood Archive and efforts continue to raise money to save the rest before they are destroyed by nitrate decomposition.
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The films starred actress Wilna Hervey. Read more about her life.
For further information see either of the two following articles:
Joseph P. Eckhardt, “Clatter, Sproing, Clunk, Went the Trolley,” Pennsylvania Heritage, Summer, 1992.
Joseph P. Eckhardt, “The Toonerville Trolley Films of the Betzwood Studio, Griffithiana, May, 1995.