When Sammy calls on Helen, be is greatly humiliated to find that Jim, his rival, is presiding at the piano and fascinating the fair one. "If I could only sing and show this fellow up," ... See full summary »

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John E. Brennan ...
Sammy
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Helen
Marshall Neilan ...
Jim - the Piano Player
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When Sammy calls on Helen, be is greatly humiliated to find that Jim, his rival, is presiding at the piano and fascinating the fair one. "If I could only sing and show this fellow up," philosophizes Sammy. A great scheme occurs to him. He secures a phonograph, which an accomplice places through a window and through a well-plan code of signals the "phoney singer" makes a big hit. Helen forgets Jim completely. But fate plays a cruel trick on Sammy. Jim discovers the scheme and arranges with a policeman to arrest the accomplice as a suspicious character. Then Jim makes the phonograph perform a variety of stunts, which disconcert the pretender and bring about the grand expose. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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25 April 1913 (USA)  »

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The Phoney Singer  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Japan, the Industrious (1913). See more »

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