Red Sweeney, living by his wits, makes a humorous mistake which results in a protracted visit in jail. Harry and George each purchase a stick pin with brilliant imitation diamonds for 25 ... See full summary »

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Red Sweeney - a Clever Crook
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Rose - Red's Accomplice
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Goodwin - a Capitalist
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Mrs. De Vere - a Detective
Knute Rahm
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Red Sweeney, living by his wits, makes a humorous mistake which results in a protracted visit in jail. Harry and George each purchase a stick pin with brilliant imitation diamonds for 25 cents, and when they return to the office their employer, Mr. Goodwin, is deceived by the cheap jewelry. Goodwin is induced to wear one of the pins in his tie as a joke, and when he steps from his office he is accosted by Red Sweeney, who begs the price of a meal. As Goodwin is extricating some change from his pocket, the pin catches Red's eye and he makes away with it. Goodwin is almost convulsed with laughter as he thinks of the thief's poor selection, but he decides that the man should be punished in any event and he informs the police. Red returns to his shack and extracting the pin's setting, places it in a ring which he hands to Rose, his accomplice, to pawn. The pawnbroker is suspicious when the ring is offered to him and slipping out the back door, he summons an officer. Rose, becoming alarmed... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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15 January 1913 (USA)  »

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