Jimmie Keene is an ardent devotee of the manly art of self-defense and never misses a boxing match when he can help it. Jimmie's father, however, being a deacon in the church naturally ... See full summary »

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Elsie Keene
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Jimmie Keene is an ardent devotee of the manly art of self-defense and never misses a boxing match when he can help it. Jimmie's father, however, being a deacon in the church naturally frowns upon such affairs, regarding them as brutal and demoralizing. Jimmie buys a ticket for an exhibition of this nature, but in rushing out of the house to attend it, he drops his ticket and leaves without it. The ticket is picked up by the maid, who hands it to Deacon Keene, who regards it with horror. Jimmie returns in search of the lost pasteboard and finds that his father has it. The deacon starts to reprove Jimmie, but the latter turns defeat into victory, by persuading his father to accompany him and judge with his own eyes whether or not boxing exhibitions are a pernicious form of amusement. At the height of the "star bout," when everyone is yelling at the top of his lungs, even including Deacon Keene, who is thoroughly enjoying himself, the place is raided by the police. Jimmie and his father... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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30 January 1911 (USA)  »

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It may be improbable, but it performs its mission of entertaining
17 November 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

If this is accepted as a more or less funny story it is interesting, but if it is looked upon as probable disappointment will follow. It is scarcely possible that any such scrapes as these could be successfully escaped by the unfortunates who became involved. The situations are funny, even though they are somewhat improbable. And the Imp players have seized upon the salient points and have developed them in a logical way. The horror of the deacon's wife when she discovers him with the supposed young woman in his arms supplies a good ending to what may be termed an exceptionally lively picture. It may be improbable, but it performs its mission of entertaining. - The Moving Picture World, February 18, 1911


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