Hawkins is sacked. Mrs. Hawkins takes a roomer to help matters out. Hawkins is suspicious of the gentlemen who takes the room. He doesn't like the looks or the way of him. He peeks through ... See full summary »

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Hawkins is sacked. Mrs. Hawkins takes a roomer to help matters out. Hawkins is suspicious of the gentlemen who takes the room. He doesn't like the looks or the way of him. He peeks through the keyhole and his worst suspicions are confirmed. He sees the scoundrel disguising himself with a beard and a wig. Hawkins turns sleuth. He follows the villain and sees him go into the bank. He rushes to the corner and summons the police. The monster is captured. The party is met by some plain-clothes sleuths, who recognize the man. It is Nick Harris, the detective. Hawkins sneaks off home, while the others run to the bank, where they find that the expected burglars have made their visit and that it has been entirely successful. They determine to make an example of Hawkins and visit him in a body. He sees them coming, and taking his gun he creeps out to the woodshed to hide. Inside he stumbles on the burglars, who are in hiding. They see the gun and give up to the dazed Hawkins, who delivers them ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 March 1913 (USA)  »

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It will make fun
8 August 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Low comedy, and it will make fun. The story is of a detective; the hours he keeps lead is landlord to believe him to be a burglar. The activity of the householder nearly results in the escape of the thieves, but the detective wins out. - The Moving Picture World, March 15, 1913


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