The Equity Real Estate Company, about to close a large deal in an upstate town, sends Joseph I. Smith, their trusted clerk, to attend to the details of the transaction. Joe, who is ... See full summary »

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Joseph I. Smith, Real Estate Agent
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The Equity Real Estate Company, about to close a large deal in an upstate town, sends Joseph I. Smith, their trusted clerk, to attend to the details of the transaction. Joe, who is naturally a timid and modest man, starts on his journey, unconscious that John I. Sullivan, a heavyweight champion, has arranged to come to the same town to spend a couple of weeks' vacation. The manager of the only hotel has been notified of the pugilist's coming and feeling honored at his expected arrival, whispers the news about town, with the result that all the prominent citizens with a band of music, are at the train to welcome him. It happens that the pugilist misses his train the day on which Joseph Smith arrives in Comeonton. The initials on the bag, J.I.S., being the same as John I. Sullivan's, the enthusiastic citizens mistake Joe for the fighter and he is involuntarily escorted to the hotel with great eclat. He is no sooner ushered into the hostelry when Chick, an ex-pugilist, meets him and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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1 February 1913 (USA)  »

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