The Cure That Failed (1913)

George is addicted to the flowing cup, and his friends all try to reform him. His intentions are good, but his will is weak and he cannot resist the companionship of bibulous friends. ... See full summary »

Director:

Mack Sennett

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ford Sterling ... George - the Drinker
Fred Mace ... George's Female Friend
Henry Lehrman ... One of George's Friends
Arthur Tavares Arthur Tavares ... One of George's Friends
Marguerite Marsh ... The Wife (as Marguerite Loveridge)
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George is addicted to the flowing cup, and his friends all try to reform him. His intentions are good, but his will is weak and he cannot resist the companionship of bibulous friends. Drastic measures are resorted to, to cure him. One of his friends dresses as a woman, who presents a fierce aspect. When George awakens he is told that while under the influence of liquor he has married his woman, and she proceeds to assert herself. George is in a terrible mental state, but finally he sees the shoe of the "woman" who has forgotten to change those pedal protectors, and the scheme dawns upon him. He decides to turn the tables upon the jokers, and stepping into an adjoining room he smears his shirt with red ink and discharges a revolver, and lies still with the gun clutched in his hand. The police and neighbors rush in, and he feigns death. The party is arrested, and after they have departed George gets up, runs around the block and heads them off. Their consternation when they behold the "... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1913 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

College Pranks See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the comedy How Hiram Won Out (1913). See more »

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