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Hank and Lank: They Get Wise to a New Scheme (1910)

In this instance Hank and Lank step into good fortune quite by accident. Pausing in front of a bargain dry-goods store, a young lady rushes up and asks Hank to hold her baby while she goes ... See full summary »
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In this instance Hank and Lank step into good fortune quite by accident. Pausing in front of a bargain dry-goods store, a young lady rushes up and asks Hank to hold her baby while she goes inside to make a few purchases. Shortly after she returns and liberally tips the little man for his services as nurse. Lank sees how easily Hank has made his money and resolves to try the trick himself. Hank agrees to help him, but they wait some time and no lady with an infant to hold puts in an appearance. The scene changes to the lawn of a residence nearby and shows a young woman and her husband about to take the baby out for an airing. The mother insists that she has too much work to do and turns the baby over to her husband with instructions that he be back in half an hour. The proud young father and his charge are returning home at the appointed time, when two jolly young fellows stop them and invite Father into a saloon for a drink. Father cannot resist the temptation, and when Lank appears ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Papa's First Outing (1910). See more »

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This latest escapade makes them all the more popular
22 September 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

One may as well prepare for a laugh when these two appear. Before the picture ends it is safe to assume that one or the other will get into trouble, and this is no exception to the general run. Hank gets on a liberal tip for caring for a baby, but when Lank gets a similar chance all that is coming to him is a severe lambasting at the hands of the youngster's irate mother. Of course there are extenuating circumstances, and perhaps had the father, with whom the baby was left, returned to his charge in the time he agreed he would have saved the unfortunate Lank a beating. But he lingered long at the wine cup and Lank paid the penalty. These two individuals have come to be favorites with motion picture audiences, and this latest escapade makes them all the more popular. - The Moving Picture World, November 5, 1910


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