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Jim the Burglar (1913)

Jim Brown is out of a job; he decides to turn crook. He succeeds in entering a house, where he sees a nice cake on the table. After he has devoured most of the cake, he finds a note which ... See full summary »

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Jim Brown is out of a job; he decides to turn crook. He succeeds in entering a house, where he sees a nice cake on the table. After he has devoured most of the cake, he finds a note which the lady of the house has left as a caution to her husband, "Not to eat this cake as it has been poisoned for the rats." This gives Jim a scare and he beats it for an antidote. On his second job he is caught by the man of the house in the nursery, and as he is being held at the point of a gun, prior to the telephoning for the police, the baby happens to awaken and starts to cry. The man makes Jim walk the baby up and down and play child's nurse. Still undaunted, Jim steals into the room of an actress at a hotel. He finds no one in the room to molest him and as there is a jewel case well filled with jewels on the bureau, he takes the same and leaves the place well satisfied with his loot. Imagine his surprise upon taking them to sell, when he is told they are imitation and only gets two dollars for ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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20 March 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Mr. Jinks Buys a Dress (1913). See more »

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It is entirely fresh
21 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

We have had the sleuth who, after learning how in a book, furnishes comedy; but this picture introduces us to a burglar who gets his degree. It is entirely fresh, and the audience found it quite laughable. Jim gets plenty of work at his new profession, but no money, and, after giving it a fair trial, goes to work as a hod carrier. George Reehm is perfect as Jim, and all its fun is reflected in his facial expression. E.W. Sargent is the author, and Arthur Hotaling produced it. - The Moving Picture World, April 5, 1913


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