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The Great Towel Robbery (1913)

A traveling comedy company, wrongly suspected of stealing towels, vent their spite on the sheriff who attempted their arrest.


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Max the Boob
Rube (as Silvion De Jardins)
Billie Bennett ...


A traveling comedy company has finished its engagement in a small country town and is leaving the hotel in an automobile for the next town. After their departure the chambermaid finds several towels missing and informs the proprietor. He telephones the sheriff of the loss, and the latter, accompanied by four deputies, starts in pursuit of the comedy company. The automobile in which the troupe is traveling gets stuck in the country road. The members of the company refuse to walk, and the manager secures the services of a nearby farmer to haul the troupe in his wagon. Arrived at the scene of the accident the company and baggage are loaded into the wagon, but the farmer is so busy watching the soubrette that he upsets the whole troupe in the road and they have to walk to the farm house. In the meantime, the sheriff, after many mishaps, catches up with the troupe. The deputies are concealed outside the barn while the sheriff goes to the house to reconnoiter. He meets the farmer, who ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short





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13 August 1913 (USA)  »

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Enjoyable foolishness
20 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

An enjoyable burlesque comedy. The show troupe, suspected of having stolen four towels, are pursued by four constables and their assistants. The troupe's wagon breaks down, one of the constables is doused in a tub, and many other nonsensical things occur. This comes under the head of enjoyable foolishness. - The Moving Picture World, August 16, 1913

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