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

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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

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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.


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