"Midnight Bill," entering a fashionable house for the purpose of pursuing his illegitimate trade, comes upon Gwendoline Smith with a pistol in her hand contemplating suicide because of a ... See full summary »
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Midnight Bill - the Burglar
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Gwendoline Smith
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"Midnight Bill," entering a fashionable house for the purpose of pursuing his illegitimate trade, comes upon Gwendoline Smith with a pistol in her hand contemplating suicide because of a lover's quarrel. He forces her, at the pistol point, to call her lover, Philip Sawyer, on the 'phone and ask him to come to the house. He next summons a minister and acts as a witness to the ceremony. Too, he supplies a wedding ring from the loot he carries. When the couple embrace, at his command, they forget their differences and "Midnight Bill" withdraws, well satisfied that he has done at least one good turn in his life. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 October 1912 (USA)  »

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It is in the groove of a very natural dream
19 February 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A burglar comes on a pretty girl (Gwendolin Pates) about to commit suicide on account of a tiff with her sweetheart. He makes her call up the man, who is eager enough to make up, and when the man comes, he makes him call up a minister and they have the wedding, to which he is witness. Perhaps something like this has been done before; but here it is especially well done. The burglar furnishes excellent comedy and two or three good laughs. The best reason why the picture is good is because it is human. It is in the groove of a very natural dream. Any one in love would be very thankful to a burglar who brought about a longed-for marriage; indeed, some romantic souls might even pray for the burglar. Miss Pates is not only a good actress, but she is very personable also. The burglar also adds much to the picture. A good offering. - The Moving Picture World, October 19, 1912


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