Percy Gebhard, newly from London, visits a relative's ranch in Texas, near the Mexican border. The girls take every possible care of Percy, for Lord bless you, he is indeed a favorite, but ... See full summary »

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Percy Gebhard, newly from London, visits a relative's ranch in Texas, near the Mexican border. The girls take every possible care of Percy, for Lord bless you, he is indeed a favorite, but on one occasion he escapes from the house alone, and, armed with his camera, purposes to have a real devilish time. He had not gone far when two bearded Mexicans, horrid men, approach him and gesticulate violently. They talk to him, but Mexican is Greek to Percy, and when he will not understand, they tie him with a rope. Percy sends word home that he is being murdered. The girls get the cowboys and hasten to save their dear Percy. Meanwhile an explosion has occurred which more than makes Percy's life miserable. At last he is found, and in searching for the Mexicans, all discover the cause of Percy's excitement. The dark-skinned bewhiskered gentlemen were blasting, which Percy could not, would not see. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 November 1911 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the drama Right or Wrong (1911). See more »

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The unexpected situation is what creates the fun
13 May 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This comedy is interesting because it is somewhat out of the ordinary. Picture to yourselves the predicament of a man who could not understand Mexican. He approaches a place where a blast is to be exploded. He doesn't understand and the two Mexicans tie him with a rope to prevent his being injured. He sends word to his friends he is being murdered and they hasten to his rescue. Meanwhile the blast has been exploded and poor Percy is quite sure he is doomed to extinction. The arrival of his friends affords the Mexicans opportunity to explain and Percy discovers that in place of being murdered he was in reality saved from destruction. The unexpected situation is what creates the fun. - The Moving Picture World, November 18, 1911


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