Slim plans to surprise his wife, Sophie, on her birthday with a new piano, but has trouble getting it home.

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School Teacher
Bill Cato
Emory Johnson
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Stanley Sargent
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That it doesn't pay to be too suspicious, Sophie discovered to her sorrow. Slippery Slim, her husband, plans to surprise Sophie on her birthday by presenting her with a new piano, and to give a surprise party in honor of the event. Slim hands out invitations to a number of the villagers, but Sophie, suspicious of him, follows. The country schoolteacher meets her Waterloo when Sophie discovers her talking to her husband, and a battle ensues in which Sophie gains possession of the written invitation. Slim arrives at the railroad station and with the aid of two or three men load the piano onto the truck and takes it to his home. In trying to move the piano into the house, Slim accidentally slips and the heavy musical instrument falls on top of him. The next hour is a memorable one to Slim, and the funny complications that arise will bring forth screams of laughter from the onlookers. Poor Slim is finally rescued, but has to remain in bed throughout the party. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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7 March 1914 (USA)  »

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