A husband uses a ruse to sneak back into the house after a night out.

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Mrs. Tom Dayton - The Wife
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Tom Dayton - The Husband
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Tom Dayton was very anxious to get away to the club, but Mrs. Tom Dayton refused to let him go out that night. He sent a note to his friends at the club telling them how he was held a prisoner, by his better half, and asking them to maneuver in some way to secure his release. It so happened that shortly after the arrival of this note, a burglar was caught in one of the club rooms. He pleaded hard not to be arrested, and then one of the members thought of a plan for securing Dayton's release. In accordance with this plan, one of the clubmen dressed up in the burglar's clothes, masked and armed with a jimmy, repaired to the Dayton home, where he climbed in the window and gave a secret club signal that Dayton recognized at once. Dayton was not slow to "catch on." He sneaked into the room, put a large cut-glass vase full of flowers into the burglar's arm and told him to beat it. Then he proceeded to do the "hero" act, yelling "stop thief! Halt, or I fire!" and similar commands. He ran ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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9 March 1911 (USA)  »

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