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A Cure for Pokeritis (1912)

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

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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
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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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A Cure for Pokeritis was the first time I watched the teaming of John Bunny and Flora Finch
29 July 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is the second short I watched on YouTube that starred John Bunny and the first with Flora Finch as his wife. In this one, Bunny has lost another card game and he's promised Flora he's giving up. But his wife has found out that his rehab meetings are a cover so she gets her cousin to catch him in the act. I suppose the fact this was the first time this particular plot was presented in a filmed comedy gives this some points but personally, I didn't find anything here that was funny and the conversion wasn't too convincing to me. And since there were no real chases or slapstick of any kind, I guess there's not much I can recommend about this short except if you want to see something starring this forgotten duo, A Cure for Pokeritis is worth a look since there's so few of their movies still in existence.


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