Joe Brooks, possessed with more than the average small town ambition, saves up his dimes and dollars until he has a fair sized bank-roll. Everything seems to point to an early wedding ... See full summary »

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(as Henry G. Kaige)
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Lester Cuneo ...
Joe Brooks - the Boob
Florence Dye ...
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Frank Smith - Nellie's Sweetheart
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Dolly Flasher - the Leading Lady
Rex De Rosselli ...
Mr. Jordon - the Company Manager
Marshall Stedman ...
Howard Heming - the Leading Man
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The Booking Agent (as Otis B. Thayer)
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Joe Brooks, possessed with more than the average small town ambition, saves up his dimes and dollars until he has a fair sized bank-roll. Everything seems to point to an early wedding between Joe and Nellie Jones, the town belle, who has shown a strong liking for him. Brooks has won her only after an extended wooing, during which his rival Frank Smith gradually slipped into second place in her affections. Nellie's happiness and faith in her sweetheart is shattered when he becomes enamored with Dolly Flasher, the coquettish leading lady of the Za Za Comedy Co., which makes its advent into the town about this time, carrying with it a raft of unpaid bills, sheriff's attachment papers, and a bevy of pretty girls. Dolly, seeing no other chance in sight, makes the most of her acquaintance with the "boob," in the hope of securing enough money to pay railroad fares for herself and the others back to New York. She uses all the coquettish art at her command and soon has the "boob" following her... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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9 August 1912 (USA)  »

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There is in the picture a marked feeling for character
15 January 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A good picture of a country town masher. As Lester Cuneo plays him, he was no "boob." In fact, as a lady's man, he had the men of the theatrical company that was stranded in his town beaten a mile. He had saved his money and was no dresser, yet a very pretty village girl (Florence Dye) had engaged herself to him. When the players come he is smitten with the charms of Dolly Flasher (Myrtle Stedman). She "works him" for carfare back to New York. Later, when he follows her and fails to make money in the city, Dolly and her friends of the chorus, chip in and pay his way back home. There is in the picture a marked feeling for character and it has an entertaining freshness. The situation is new and its whole working out, while not realistic, is substantial and good. The "boob" reaches his home town just in time to see the wedding party of his former girl. - The Moving Picture World, August 24, 1912


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