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The Energetic Street Cleaner (1909)

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A story picture of a man compelled by the stress of circumstances to apply for a position as street-cleaner or "White Wing.'" To his great delight he is accepted, and he immediately dons ... See full summary »

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A story picture of a man compelled by the stress of circumstances to apply for a position as street-cleaner or "White Wing.'" To his great delight he is accepted, and he immediately dons his white garb, secures his broom and gets his final instructions from the foreman. His superior has impressed upon his mind the absolute necessity of sweeping everything clean, allowing nothing to escape his eye, and in his zeal he follows his instructions to the letter, much to the discomfiture of the pedestrians who are unfortunate enough to cross his pathway. He covers everyone with dust or mud, sweeping away all particles that he by his carelessness or energy has upset. He upsets a gentleman and lady as the former is tying the latter's shoe: spatters with mud and water two ladies robed in white duck suits: upsets a grocery hoy carrying a sack of flour: overturns a dress suit case belonging to a gentleman who is awaiting a car, scattering the contents upon the street; upsets a waiter carrying a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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24 March 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Midnight Disturbance (1909). See more »

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