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Sidney Smith, the artist, incurs the displeasure of the Sunday Editor by his oft-repeated failure to report at the art room on time. A moving picture producer one morning applies for, and ... See full summary »

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Sidney Smith, the artist, incurs the displeasure of the Sunday Editor by his oft-repeated failure to report at the art room on time. A moving picture producer one morning applies for, and obtains, permission from the newspaper to reproduce in animated form their comic supplement character, "Old Doc Yak," The producer's requirements call for one thousand separate, carefully prepared original drawings from the pen of Artist Smith before noon of that day. The Sunday Editor rushes to the art room, but Smith has not shown up that morning. Along about noon the artist comes sauntering in very leisurely. The Sunday Editor, peeved at Smith's seeming indifference to newspaper office discipline, tells him of the work before him and that one thousand drawings must be absolutely finished inside of an hour. Smith offers to bet $50 that he can accomplish the task. The Editor bets him that he can't and the stakes are placed in the hands of another artist. Then we see a close-up view of Smith's hand ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 July 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy A Jolt for the Janitor (1913). See more »

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Followed by Doc Yak and the Limited Train (1914) See more »

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