Mrs. Swell visits the studio of a young sculptor and purchases a life-size statue of Gladiator tableau. The young artist, fearing that his customer may change her mind, hurriedly engages ... See full summary »

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Harry Fisher ...
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Jake, First Expressman
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Mike, Second Expressman
Doc Vinard ...
Mr. Swell
Daisy Small ...
Mrs. Swell
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Mrs. Swell visits the studio of a young sculptor and purchases a life-size statue of Gladiator tableau. The young artist, fearing that his customer may change her mind, hurriedly engages the services of Mike and Jake, two expressmen of unusual eccentricities, to convey the costly statue to the home of his customer. After carefully instructing the expressman in the handling of the statue, the inexperienced handlers of art fall over the tableau and hopelessly destroy it. The artist, pressed for the need of money, goes into a frenzy and is only pacified by the possible chance of replacing the tableau by the two expressmen in statue pose. Mike and Jake, in sympathy, offer their services and are immediately posed for the final inspection by Mr. Swell, who is forced to question his state of mind by the various positions assumed by the Gladiators at different intervals of his inspection. However, he complies with his wife's desire, and gives orders for its immediate delivery. Mike and Jake ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 August 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the cartoon Pen Talks by Hy Mayer (1913). See more »

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