Tony thinks his cold will get better if he sleeps outdoors. He sets up his mattress in the street and accidentally catches his daughter trying to elope.


(as C. Doty Hobart)


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Cast overview:
Vincente DePascale ...
Tony Stilletto
Eva Bell ...
Anna Stilletto
Morris Silverstein (as Babe Hardy)
Bert Tracy ...
Izzy Silverstein (as Herbert Tracy)
Royal Byron ...
Mr. Strong
Billy Bowers ...
Pat McFlarrathy


Tony has a terrible cold and the sympathetic Mr. Strong, a fresh air enthusiast, tells him that if he will sleep out of doors he will not catch cold. Tony sees Strong's sleeping porch and thinks he will try it, but as he, Tony, has no porch he is forced to set up his bed in the street. Much to his disgust, his daughter, Anna, is in love with Izzy Silverstein, the son of an old enemy, and for fear that the young couple will elope, Tony locks his daughter in her room. But the witty girl makes a rope out of the bedclothes and, coming down from her window, lands on her father sleeping below. She escapes, but Tony gives chase. Morris Silverstein is also hot on the trail of his son Izzy. The young people make good their escape while the fathers come together in a battle royal. The cops join in the fracas and end up by arresting Morris, while Tony goes back to bed. Izzy and Anna are safely married and return to the parental home for the blessing just in time to see Tony's open air bedroom ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short





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12 December 1914 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Sam and the Bully (1914). See more »

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The 22 Year Old Oliver Hardy
28 November 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In the year that Charles Chaplin made his screen debut with the Keystone Film Company in 'Making A Living' on the 9th February 1914, Oliver Hardy (known as Babe Hardy) was earning a living by acting in one reelers such as 'The Fresh Air Cure'. He would have to wait until 1927 when he teamed up with Stan Laurel in the classic silent short film, 'You're Darn Tootin', before he would receive the same level of fame as Chaplin.

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