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The exhibitors will find it a live wire in fact

Author: deickemeyer from Chicago
29 January 2017

This film is happily named. The exhibitors will find it a live wire in fact. Paul Panzer and William H. Cavanaugh, the former particularly, make fun in chunks. Panzer has an opportunity, and he accepts it. The picture starts off innocently enough. A wire superintendent gets word that a wire is down and sends out two linemen to fix it up. The men locate the break and one of them climbs the pole. While at work he discovers the Indian and gets to the ground, quick, and away from the neighborhood. The Indian (Panzer), accidentally touches the wire. Things happen. Not satisfied, he examines the wire. More things happen. He goes back to camp and brings out all the bucks, all but one, a cripple. In turn they all try the wire, and all do stunts. Meanwhile the two linemen have got back to the station, and shut off the current. Also meanwhile the cripple gets to the break just as the chief announces that anyone who will conquer the evil spirit in the troublesome object may have his daughter and take his place as chief. The cripple gets on the job. He puts the wire around his neck, he even bites it. Of course the wire is harmless. The cripple is lifted on to the shoulders of his companions and carried back to camp. The chief makes good. - The Moving Picture World, September 14, 1912

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