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

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Mrs. Sharpe keeps her eye on Bunny. His friend Bigelow invites him to join him in a session with the cards and chips, and tells him that he will fix it up with Mrs. Sharpe. He sends Bunny a notice telling him he has been elected a member of the Sons of the Morning, who meet every Wednesday evening. Sharpe tells his wife that this is a distinction he did not expect and so impresses her with the honor that has been conferred upon him, that she consents to his going to the meetings. Unfortunately, Bunny talks in his sleep, and his better-half overhears him "passing and drawing," and going "some better" in his dreams. She becomes suspicious, appeals to her cousin, Freddie Dewdrop, who promises to find out where her husband spends his evenings. Disguising himself by changing his trousers and turning up the front of his hat, he follows Bunny, and learns the truth. Freddy and Mrs. Sharpe work up a plot to scare Bunny. They divulge the scheme to all the wives. Freddy consults the members of ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 February 1912 (USA)  »

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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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