MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 106,133 this week

A Cure for Pokeritis (1912)

5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 194 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 2 critic

Wife plots to cure her husband of his inveterate poker playing.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1555 titles
created 10 Mar 2012
 
a list of 600 titles
created 07 Apr 2012
 
a list of 612 titles
created 24 Feb 2013
 
list image
a list of 567 titles
created 02 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 600 titles
created 22 Mar 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Cure for Pokeritis (1912)

A Cure for Pokeritis (1912) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Cure for Pokeritis.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style.

Directors: Winsor McCay, J. Stuart Blackton
Stars: Winsor McCay, John Bunny, George McManus
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A satire on the way that audiences unaccustomed to the cinema didn't know how to react to the moving images on a screen - in this film, an unsophisticated (and stereotypical) country yokel ... See full summary »

Director: Robert W. Paul
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

As an older man and a youth are eating at the table, the older man decides to amuse himself by using pepper to make the boy sneeze. Later, the boy retaliates by sneaking into the older ... See full summary »

Director: Lewin Fitzhamon
Stars: Thurston Harris, Gertie Potter
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young boy, opressed by his mother, goes on an outing in the country with a social welfare group where he dares to dream of a land where the cares of his ordinary life fade.

Director: Harold M. Shaw
Stars: Martin Fuller, Mrs. William Bechtel, Walter Edwin
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Virtuous Mabel rejects the improper advances of a villainous cad. The furious villain and his henchmen then seize Mabel and chain her to a railroad track. Mabel's anxious boyfriend turns ... See full summary »

Director: Mack Sennett
Stars: Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Ford Sterling
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Mabel is engaged to Harry, the boss's son. The boss has an eye for Mabel too, in this gender-bending comedy of errors and mistaken identities.

Director: Mabel Normand
Stars: Mabel Normand, Harry McCoy, Charley Chase
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A stationary camera looks on as two dapper gents play a game of chess. One drinks and smokes, and when he looks away, his opponent moves two pieces. A fight ensues, first with the squirting... See full summary »

Director: Robert W. Paul
Crime | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A messenger boy is wrongfully accused of stealing bonds worth $20,000.

Directors: Lawrence Marston, Edwin Thanhouser
Stars: William Garwood, Marie Eline, Riley Chamberlin
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An indicment of the evils of child labor, the film was controversial in its time for its use of actual footage of children employed in a working mill.

Director: George Nichols
Stars: Marie Eline, Ethel Wright, James Cruze
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Footage of the aftermath of the great San Francisco earthquake, which struck on the morning of April 18, 1906, destroying a large part of the city.

Hell's Hinges (1916)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When Reverend Robert Henley and his sister Faith arrive in the town of Hell's Hinges, saloon owner Silk Miller and his cohorts sense danger to their evil ways. They hire gunman Blaze Tracy ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Swickard, William S. Hart, and 1 more credit »
Stars: William S. Hart, Clara Williams, Jack Standing
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

From the front of a cable car, a motion picture camera records a trip down Market Street, San Francisco, California, from a point between 8th & 9th Streets, Eastward to the cable car turnaround at the Ferry Building.

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
John Bunny ...
Mr. Sharpe
Flora Finch ...
Mrs. Sharpe
Leah Baird
Charles Eldridge
William R. Dunn
Arthur Rosson
James Morrison
Rose Tapley
Harry T. Morey
Tom Powers
Edit

Storyline

Mr. Brown loves to play poker, but he usually loses. After another losing night of cards, he promises his wife that he'll never play again, but then one of his friends helps him pretend that he is just going to club meetings on Wednesday nights. When Mrs. Brown figures out what he has been up to, she and her cousin come up with a plan that they hope will cure Mr. Brown of his poker playing once and for all. Written by Snow Leopard

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

poker

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 February 1912 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Amusing Story Plus a Good Leading Performance
25 March 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

An amusing story and John Bunny's lead performance make "A Cure For Pokeritis" very entertaining, and put it among the better short comedies of the early 1910's. The story is set up efficiently and is told well, with the cast also getting the most out of the situation.

Bunny plays a compulsive poker player who taxes his wife's patience once too often, provoking her to try to come up with an involved 'cure' for his obsession. The story builds up nicely to a frantic finale. Along the way, Bunny shows a knack for expressing quite a bit with basic means such as a simple facial expression. Uncomplicated though the role may be, he does quite a good job, and it's too bad that not many of his films have survived. Flora Finch also makes a good partner for him. Overall, this is quite good, and worth seeking out.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Cure for Pokeritis (1912) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?