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Fate's Awful Jest (1912)

This drama of the circus is one of jealousy and the love of a ticket taker for Mrs. Heinrich, the wife of the proprietor. He cannot refrain from showing it and finally declares it in a ... See full summary »
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Tefft Johnson ...
Heinrichs - Circus Proprietor
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Heinrich's Wife
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Joey, Heinrichs' Son
Leo Delaney ...
Michael - Booking Agent of the Circus
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Nellie - the Elephant
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This drama of the circus is one of jealousy and the love of a ticket taker for Mrs. Heinrich, the wife of the proprietor. He cannot refrain from showing it and finally declares it in a demonstration which is extremely distasteful to the woman, for she detests him and her dislike is shared by her little boy Joey. The pet elephant of the circus, Nellie, who is a close friend of Joey's, has a natural antipathy for Michael, and when he strikes the boy, the faithful beast does not hesitate to show it. Joey's father, Mr. Heinrich, when he learns that the ticket taker has struck his boy is only prevented from knocking him senseless by Michael accusing the elephant of having struck Joey with his trunk. Heinrich despises Michael and the crisis of his feelings comes when Michael insults his wife. He discharges him and the ticket taker determines upon revenge. He knows that the money is kept in a strong box in the living room of the van of the Heinrich's. He plots to get possession of it by ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 July 1912 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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