A clever girl inventively uses a stage prop to attract help when burglars enter her house.



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A young lady is interested in amateur theatricals, and she is preparing to receive the members of her society, who are going to conduct their rehearsal at her home. The dramatic professor arrives, the actors soon follow, and we see them going through a tur-r-ible "drammer,'' in which an effeminate chap plays a wicked burglar, ties a girl with a cord, and is about to chastise her when her lover, real hero that he is, enters. He picks up the note the victim has dropped, reading: "There are burglars in the house," and then deliberately walks over to the burglar and gives him an awful slap right on the wrist. Oh, it's an awful slap, and the burglar falls down on the floor and the hero embraces the gir-r-rl. The rehearsal is soon all over, and the actors go home. That night the young lady of the house is in her bedroom, when she hears the sound of footsteps, in the dining-room. She timidly goes there, when two masked men spring on her before she can make an outcry, gag her, and bind her in... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Crime





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24 March 1910 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with Stunts on Skates (1910). See more »

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