Fred Dudley, who is a mechanic, suddenly becomes heir to a fortune. He gives up his job and goes to the bank and demands all the money, in cash. From there he visits a clothing store, where... See full summary »

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Fred Dudley
Frank Russell ...
The Foreman
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The Bank Cashier (as Frank Crane)
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The Bank Teller (as H.S. Mack)
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The Clerk in the Clothing Store (as M. Long) (unconfirmed)
Rogers J.R. ...
The Gambler
William Cunningham ...
The Judge
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Fred Dudley, who is a mechanic, suddenly becomes heir to a fortune. He gives up his job and goes to the bank and demands all the money, in cash. From there he visits a clothing store, where he invests in an entire new outfit. On the way he decides he needs a shine and after getting same, engages the bootblack, Sneeze, to act as his valet. He rigs him out, and charters a special train on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, from Wilkes-Barre to New York. The entire crew are handed money lavishly. On his arrival in New York he is met by two men, who claim previous acquaintance. They start him right by taking him to the Hotel Astor. From there he starts out to see the town, doing the theaters, the Bowery, the Tenderloin, where a Turky Trot dance is in progress. He ends the day of amusement by playing faro and loses every cent. Being unable to pay his taxicab bill he is arrested, and arraigned in the night court, where he tells his story to the judge, who discharges him with a reprimand on ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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22 April 1912 (USA)  »

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