Jimmy, a ten-year-old boy, attends Professor Nemo's hypnotic séance one afternoon and steps upon the stage to be hypnotized. The professor finding it impossible to get the boy under his ... See full summary »

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Jimmy, a ten-year-old boy, attends Professor Nemo's hypnotic séance one afternoon and steps upon the stage to be hypnotized. The professor finding it impossible to get the boy under his control, decides to amuse the audience at the boy's expense with the aid of a plate, the bottom of which has been previously blackened. Giving this plate to the boy the professor makes a number of mysterious passes which the boy imitates, with the result that Jimmy smudges a huge question mark on his own face, causing the audience to roar with laughter. Having learned a new trick Jimmy resolves to try it on someone himself at the very first opportunity, which occurs at home while alone in the kitchen where he blackens a plate over the flame of a candle. The first one to come along is the iceman, who under the impression that he is humoring the boy, unconsciously smudges a big question mark on his own face. Overjoyed at his success, Jimmy goes to the dining-room, where he plays the same trick on his ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 August 1911 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Professor and the New Hat (1911). See more »

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