Another Bottle Doctor
Red Seal Pictures
Back Stage Comedy
Run Time: 24.13
Another Bottle, Doctor may be the only surviving film from the Fleischer’s live action comedies. This silent, 24-minute-long featurette was part of their ‘Back Stage Comedy’ series, also sometimes called the ‘Carrie of the Chorus’ series.
You can find out more the Fleischers' foray into live action featurettes in The rise and fall of Red Seal in our Museum.
THE PLOT: Dr. Croaker runs a quack sanitarium for an entrepreneurial undertaker. Their thriving enterprise is threatened by the arrival of a traveling medicine show selling an amazing elixir. Every male in the story falls for Peggy, a chorus girl who is part of the medicine show. Between competing for Peggy’s heart, and trying to de-bunk the elixir, all kinds of hijinks follow.