Louis Schnitz and his wife, Lena, are proprietors of a small restaurant, and business is very, very poor; no one seems in need of food, and the only persons who enter the place are those ... See full summary »

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Louis Schnitz
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Lena Schnitz
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The Enterprising Diner (as Richard Lee)
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Louis Schnitz and his wife, Lena, are proprietors of a small restaurant, and business is very, very poor; no one seems in need of food, and the only persons who enter the place are those who wish large bills changed. Even the animals plot against the German, for a dog contrives to steal from the counter a prime cut of beef. He and the wife are so angry they rush from the restaurant, determined to wreck vengeance on the guilty one. While passing a store where scales are displayed an idea occurs to him. He buys a pair and places them in his restaurant, and puts this notice in the window: "You pay 5 cents for each ounce gained; we pay you 10 cents for each ounce lost." This attracts the attention of a shabby man and he devises a plan to get the better of the German. He loads his pockets with brick, enters the restaurant and is duly weighed. He then orders his dinner and while the couple are preparing the food in the kitchen, he removes the bricks. On again being weighed, it is discovered... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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13 July 1912 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Governor Wilson at His Summer Home (1912). See more »

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