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The Rise and Fall of Weary Willie (1911)

So many beggars have been visiting Rev. Dr. Helpall, that he decides to be a tramp himself, thereby ascertaining the cause of their idleness. He boards a freight car, where he comes face to... See full summary »

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Reverend Dr. Helpall
Yale Benner ...
Newspaper Reporter
Edward O'Connor ...
A Lucky Tramp
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So many beggars have been visiting Rev. Dr. Helpall, that he decides to be a tramp himself, thereby ascertaining the cause of their idleness. He boards a freight car, where he comes face to face with "Weary Willie," from whom he gets much valuable information. Dr. Helpall soon succumbs to his strenuous riding, and falls fast asleep. Meanwhile the train has reached the town at which the committee is awaiting the doctor. They mistake "Weary Willie" for him, and he is given a good dinner, while the doctor is being escorted to the lock-up. However, matters are soon cleared up, and the tramp gets his just deserts. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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1 November 1911 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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