A Dramatic Mistake (1914)

Snitz is so ardent an admirer of the stage that he overlooks such small trifles as rent. The landlady asks his wife for the rent. After strong persuasion from the landlady's husband, who is... See full summary »
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Ford Sterling ... Kismet Smears / Virginius
John Francis Dillon ... (as Jack Dillon)
June Clark June Clark
Harry Griffith Harry Griffith
Alberta McCoy Alberta McCoy
Arthur Tavares Arthur Tavares
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Snitz is so ardent an admirer of the stage that he overlooks such small trifles as rent. The landlady asks his wife for the rent. After strong persuasion from the landlady's husband, who is also too strong to work. Snitz starts in search of a job. Naturally he turns to the stage as an appropriate vocation. He applies at the local temple of Thespis, but in spite of his showing samples of applied histrionics, he is cruelly turned down. He returns home discouraged. In the meantime the leading man of the troupe, which is about to play Virginius, becomes incapacitated through too frequent visits with John Barleycorn. The stage manager is in desperation and takes the costume and part to Snitz with instructions to prepare for the matinee performance at once. Snitz rehearses with so much enthusiasm that the people of the house decide that a murder is being committed and call in the police. Snitz escapes and runs to the theater, where the audience is impatiently waiting for the arrival of ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sterling Film Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A lot of fun in this
26 December 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This is a typical Ford Sterling number, with the comedian in the part of Virginius. His performance is interrupted by the police and there is a grand scramble on all hands. A lot of fun in this of the rough-house sort and it will bring many laughs. - The Moving Picture World, August 15, 1914


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