Bill Crook, a sneak thief, enters Doctor Livingston's home and is caught in the act of helping himself to what doesn't belong to him. The distinguished surgeon in a humorous way gives the ... See full summary »

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Charles Ogle ...
Dr. John Morgan
Robert Brower ...
Morgan's Friend
Edward O'Connor ...
Bill Crook - the Vagrant
Yale Boss ...
Morgan's Little Son
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Bill Crook, a sneak thief, enters Doctor Livingston's home and is caught in the act of helping himself to what doesn't belong to him. The distinguished surgeon in a humorous way gives the thief the alternative of arrest or submitting to an operation on his skull. The thief chooses the latter and is led by the doctor and his colleagues into the operating room, where they place him under the influence of ether, after which they bandage his head. When he awakens he is made to believe that his bump of acquisitiveness has been removed, thereby making it impossible for him to commit crime. Moreover he is warned that the removal of the bandages under a month means instant death. Bill Crook now goes forth under the impression that he cannot commit crime. Although he has several interesting and amusing encounters with temptation, he pursues honesty to the bitter end and begins to think that there are exceptions to the rule that "honesty is the best policy." At the end of the four weeks, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 September 1911 (USA)  »

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A Cure for the Crime  »

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