Mr. Jones having rented some rooms in his house, finds it difficult to collect rent from a young couple named Grim. One night Jones and his wife hear suspicious noises in the Grim apartment... See full summary »

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Arthur Ellery ...
Mr. Jones
Augusta Burmeister ...
Mrs. Jones (as Anna Burmester)
Frances Cummings
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Mr. Jones having rented some rooms in his house, finds it difficult to collect rent from a young couple named Grim. One night Jones and his wife hear suspicious noises in the Grim apartment, and thinking they are moving, decide to keep an eye on them. He goes to the sidewalk dressed only in his night clothes, when the door slams and he is locked out. Someone passing causes him to hide in a large hamper belonging to the Grims. The basket is put into a moving wagon, from which it has many rough falls and humps before being captured and put on the wagon again. Finally it is landed at the new Grim's apartments. In the meantime Mrs. Jones, who has missed her husband from the room, telephones the police and an investigation ensues without avail. Grim and his wife become frightened at the noise in the hamper and takes a few shots at it. When the basket is at last opened, Jones pleads to he sent back home. The basket lands back home at an expense of seventeen dollars and twenty-nine cents ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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6 December 1912 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy His Father's Choice (1912). See more »

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