Needs 5 Ratings

Tis an Ill Wind That Blows No Good (1909)

Out-of-work, Tim steals a sandwich, then knocks out the policeman who chases him. He changes into the policeman's uniform, and is approached by a wife who needs help with her drunken husband.





Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Credited cast:
Tim Noonan
Mary Flinn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
In Crowd
At Factory
Clara T. Bracy
At Factory / In Crowd
In Crowd
Anita Hendrie ...
At Factory / In Restaurant
In Crowd / At Police Station
In Restaurant (as Herbert Yost)


Tim Noonan and Mary Flinn were sweethearts and both were employed at the paper box factory. Jack Dunn rudely jostles against Mary, which arouses the ire of Tim, who lays Jack out with a powerful blow, for Tim is somewhat of a pugilist. The confusion brings the boss, a bantam, on the scene, who scolds, yes, actually scolds Tim, and Tim picks the boss up bodily, spanks him and quits. For some time he wanders about looking for work, but without success, until he is finally evicted from his boarding house. Discouraged and hungry he passes a restaurant. The sight of the viands in the window emphasizes his already famished condition, so he enters and begs for a bite to eat. The proprietor coldly waves him away with a refusal, and in abject desperation he seizes a piece of pie and runs, overturning everybody who attempts to hinder him. Out of the place he rushes followed by a mob. A policeman joins the pursuers and Tim finding them gaining on him rushes into a vacant house and ascends the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Short | Drama





Release Date:

29 April 1909 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

'Tis an Ill Wind  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

16 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This short film failed to rise above the common pitch of entertainment. The prologue, story and epilogue were empty of any engaging narrative, and it was just a real chore to sit through and watch. Eating bland carrots is far more palatable.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page