The exhibitors will find it a live wire in fact
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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