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The Ventriloquist's Trunk (1911)

Eligible men are scarce at summer hotels. At the beginning of our story there is one male, Mr. Bunny. But he is not enough to withstand the siege of old maids and other specimens of ... See full summary »
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Mr. Bunny
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Miss Flora - a Hotel Boarder
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Prof. Dinkenspiel - a Traveling Ventriloquist
Charles Eldridge
Harry Mayo
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Eligible men are scarce at summer hotels. At the beginning of our story there is one male, Mr. Bunny. But he is not enough to withstand the siege of old maids and other specimens of femininity. The arrival of Professor Dinkenspiel, a ventriloquist, causes considerable commotion and a great deal of curiosity. Miss Flora, a spinster, loses no time in trying to make a conquest of his heart, arousing Bunny's jealousy. The professor is shown to his room, where he unpacks his trunk and places his ventriloqual puppets about the room. He begins to rehearse the performance which he intends to give that evening. Miss Flora sees him, through the ground glass of his room door, conversing with one of the puppets, which she thinks is a human being like herself. She immediately arouses the proprietor and the guests, who try to break into the professor's room, but do not succeed until he has dropped his trunk out of the window into the head of the suspicious constable waiting below. Taking advantage ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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13 December 1911 (USA)  »

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