Poor Smilax flies into a rage upon the slightest provocation, and although he tries self-control one mishap after another falls upon him. Some unprincipled man steals his umbrella and when ... See full summary »

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Herbert Prior ...
Mr. Smilax
Ida Williams ...
His Wife (as Mrs. C. Jay Williams)
Arthur Housman ...
Her Brother Albert
Orleana Coughlin ...
The Maid
Harry Gripp ...
The Tramp
Edward O'Connor ...
The Laborer (The Irishman) (as Edwin O'Connor)
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Augustus Phillips ...
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Poor Smilax flies into a rage upon the slightest provocation, and although he tries self-control one mishap after another falls upon him. Some unprincipled man steals his umbrella and when he attempts to board a trolley car the cruel motormen glide by with that stony stare. Through all of this, however, he manages by the greatest fortitude to keep his temper under control, but when he unexpectedly arrives home to find his wife being kissed and petted by a stranger his fortitude breaks down entirely and in spite of his wife's pleading the stranger is violently and unceremoniously pitched out of the house. After an explanation from the wife he is shocked to find that he has thrown out his wife's long lost brother who bad come to bring them a fortune. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy

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11 April 1913 (USA)  »

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