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Will B. Wilde, a traveling salesman, arrives in a temperance town, of course, when he learns that the sale of liquor is prohibited, he immediately craves a drink. The hotel clerk, the bell ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Wilmot Williams ...
Will B. Wilde
Simeon Wiltsie ...
The Justice (as Simeon S. Wiltse)
J. Gunnis Davis ...
The Marshal
Edward L. Hemmer ...
The Clerk (as Edward Hemmer)
J.C. Cohn ...
The Sheriff
Lindsay J. Hall ...
The Hotel Clerk
Edith Hume
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Will B. Wilde, a traveling salesman, arrives in a temperance town, of course, when he learns that the sale of liquor is prohibited, he immediately craves a drink. The hotel clerk, the bell boy and the porter all inform him that there is nothing doing in the liquor line, but when he is comfortably settled in his room, they each, in turn, bring him a flask; yet, with liquor all around him, he takes a drink of ice water and goes to bed for the night. While he is dreaming of lobster palaces and pretty girls, two second-story workers quietly enter through the window, relieve him of his jewelry, his money, his dress suit case, and take with them, also the collection of flasks with their contents. Wilde discovers his loss early in the morning and immediately reports the theft to the police. While wandering disconsolately around the town, he meets two rough and suspicious-looking characters, who are beautifully intoxicated. Where did they get the liquor is the question that at once comes to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 December 1912 (USA)  »

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