The Dinosaur and the Missing Link (1915)
The Dinosaur and the Missing Link
aka The Dinosaur and the Baboon
Animation / Comedy / Fantasy / Silent
Directed by Willis H. O'Brien
'A Prehistoric Tragedy'~
The Duke and Stonejaw Steve are cavemen who get the attention of Miss Araminta Rockface. The competitive enemies get into an altercation where Steve dumps the Duke into a container of steaming hot water. A third enemy enters the scene by the name of Theophilus Ivoryhead. Miss Rockface politely welcomes the three men into her father’s cave and excuses herself for not providing them with tea, for she still does not know what has happened.
The Duke and Steve get into an altercation again, having everyone leave the cave. Mr. Rockface realizes the container of food has no food whatsoever. Little does he know that Wild Willie and the Missing Link had put the food in their bellies. Mr. Rockface informs the three guys that they will need to find their own food for dinner. Steve finds a desert quail, but when he goes to kill it with an arrow, it shoots the Duke’s bottom. Steve is thrilled when this happens. On the other hand, Wild Willie goes looking for snakes to eat. Instead he discovers a dinosaur's tail. When he attempts to have it for dinner, the dinosaur has him for dinner instead.