The first scene is Christmas Eve and there is a lovers' quarrel following which the young man hies himself to his club and proceeds to partake too freely of the flowing bowl. At the door of... See full summary »

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Harold M. Shaw ...
The Clubman
Bessie Learn ...
The Clubman's Fiancée
Margery Bonney Erskine ...
The Clubman's Mother (as Mrs. Wallace Erskine)
Bigelow Cooper ...
The Butler
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A Waif
Edna May Weick ...
A Waif
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The first scene is Christmas Eve and there is a lovers' quarrel following which the young man hies himself to his club and proceeds to partake too freely of the flowing bowl. At the door of the club two little street waifs, a boy and a girl, beg from him, and be calls an officer to have them taken away. Instead of doing this the officer gives them a nickel and tells them to ride to their home. In the street car they fall asleep and when the car men find them there they decide to let them stay in out of the furious snowstorm which is blowing outside. And thus it happens that the clubman, coming home late, stumbles into the same car in the edge of the barn and finds the little waifs, but believes them a figment of his overheated brain. He soon falls asleep and dreams that the Santa Claus poster at the end of the car, advertising a toy store, comes to life, and summoning him the top of the car the advertisements of candy, clothes, shoes, etc., provides a Christmas for the two sleeping ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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19 December 1911 (USA)  »

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Santa Claus and the Club-Man  »

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1.33 : 1
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It has the human element in a very marked degree
8 June 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The Edison Company is notable because of the human quality that very often is found in its pictures. While this is not one of its best productions, it has the human element in a very marked degree; it is a thoroughly delightful and highly praiseworthy picture. The clubman had nothing to do and bad grown so irritable that he ordered a policeman on the beat to arrest two children who annoyed him by begging near the club door. The cop pretended to, but gave them carfare home. They didn't have any home and their condition was so piteous that the barn men of the street car company let them sleep in an empty car put up for the night. The clubman got drunk; thought the car in the barn was the car ahead, and came in. He soon fell asleep and had an extremely pretty Christmas dream of Santa Claus. In the morning, he found the little boy and girl asleep beside him and took them home. He got a young lady to come and help make it Christmas for the kids and won a sweetheart. It is a very pleasing picture. - The Moving Picture World, December 30, 1911


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