John Sport returns to his boarding house in high spirits. He enters the parlor and looks upon a bottle of red ink, mistaking it for wine. He starts to drink it and spills it all over his ... See full summary »

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John Sport
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The Housekeeper
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A Detective
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An Innocent Suspect (as William Dunn)
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Edith Halleran
Florence Ashbrooke
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John Sport returns to his boarding house in high spirits. He enters the parlor and looks upon a bottle of red ink, mistaking it for wine. He starts to drink it and spills it all over his face and shirt front. He falls upon the couch and is soon in slumberland. The maid enters. Horrified, she decides a murder has been committed and calls up the police. A young detective is assigned to the case. In the meantime, a boarder who is shaving, cuts himself, hears the confusion and rushes into the room with his razor in his hand. When the detective sees him he puts him under arrest and then calls for help and an ambulance. Assistance is soon at hand and when the surgeon discovers that John Sport is not dead, but "dead drunk" and the "blood" is only red ink. All hands join in a good hearty laugh at the expense of the young detective. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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3 May 1912 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the drama Old Love Letters (1912). See more »

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