10Flushed with Pride: The Story of Thomas Crapper

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In the earliest days of his career, Steven Spielberg developed a biopic of Thomas Crapper, the guy who invented the flushing toilet, entitled Flushed with Pride: The Story of Thomas Crapper. The movie was intended to have a satirical tone, playing a ridiculous story full of toilet humor completely straight

as an Oscar-baiting biopic.

Spielberg doesn’t usually touch comedic material, but this was developed a few years before his resounding failure with the WWII farce 1941, so he was still optimistic about his comic talents. Frankly, it sounds like it could’ve been a great movie if it had the right script.

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