Silas Wilkins goes to the city to deposit the first payment that he received on the sale of his farm. His wife tells him to be careful, but he pays little attention to her precautions. In ... See full summary »

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Silas Wilkins goes to the city to deposit the first payment that he received on the sale of his farm. His wife tells him to be careful, but he pays little attention to her precautions. In the city a realization of Sally Ann's misgivings comes to Silas when a "bunco steerer" manages to extract what he supposes to be the bundle of bills. Silas thinks that he has lost his all and goes home in a state of depression. After his wife has admonished him she shows him the bankroll, which she had taken out of his pocket and substituted a similar package containing a bundle of wood. Now Sally Ann goes to the city to deposit the money, while Silas is obliged to do the housework. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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20 November 1912 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary High Explosives as Used in the U.S. Army (1912). See more »

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This little comedy was a welcome relief from the artificial, melodramatic or complicated pictures
18 March 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Louise Alvord, the authoress of this delightful comedy sketch, has provided two of the Edison players with fine character parts. Alice Washburn has the happy faculty of making her characters, within her limitations which give her plenty of scope, quite natural and convincing. She plays Sally Ann, a farmer's wife. Martin Fuller, whose work we haven't been noticing so long, does as well in the role of her husband. They have just sold the farm and have a bundle of money. Si is going to the city to deposit it. Sally wants to go with him, but he won't let her. She uses strategy; it is a quick inspiration at the last moment, and exchanges the package of money for a package of wood that looks like it and this Si takes along. Of course, he falls in with the plausible stranger and loses it. For some reason, this little comedy was a welcome relief from the artificial, melodramatic or complicated pictures we have been seeing for more than a week. Charles Ogle, Wm. Bechtel and Bigelow Cooper have lesser roles. A pleasing picture. - The Moving Picture World, December 7, 1912


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