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The Black Nine (1917)

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Bill is a lunatic in an asylum. His friend, Penpoints, happens along and Bill pleads so that his friend decides to use his strength. He spreads the iron bars and Bill escapes. The guards ... See full summary »

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Billy Mason ...
Bill
Orin Jackson ...
Penpoints (as Orin C. Jackson)
Ruby Cox ...
Harem Girl
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Bill is a lunatic in an asylum. His friend, Penpoints, happens along and Bill pleads so that his friend decides to use his strength. He spreads the iron bars and Bill escapes. The guards chase them until Bill and Penpoints find a raft on the beach. They remain on the raft for one week, when they drift on an island, inhabited by cannibals. The cannibals decide to have a feast. As they are about to put their visitors in the boiling water, they discover a ring around the moon, which is a sign that no one should be killed that day. Bill tells them that he is the moon god. They all see his baseball and believe him. They make Bill the new king and he has the time of his life with the cannibal girls. Bill suggests a game of ball, which he tries to teach the cannibals, but it ends in a fight. Penpoints tells the cannibals that Bill is a baseball player and not a god, and they decide to kill him. But Bill's wonderful pitching saves his life. Just as the cannibals are about to attack him he ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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25 January 1917 (USA)  »

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