"Weary" William, who is hungry and obsessed with a desire to make some easy money, hits upon a really excellent idea. The inspiration comes when he finds a stray pup, which appears to be in... See full summary »
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Weary William
Victor Potel
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"Weary" William, who is hungry and obsessed with a desire to make some easy money, hits upon a really excellent idea. The inspiration comes when he finds a stray pup, which appears to be in about the same fix as he, hungry and homeless. "Weary" appropriates the dog and plans his campaign. He finds that he needs more dogs, a bunch of dog collars and a sign. After he has corralled a score or more of canines with collars, each bearing the name "Rover," he gets busy with a sign which reads to the effect: "$100 reward for the return of my pet dog, bearing collar with the name 'Rover.' Mrs. Dogonyon, 22 Stung Street." The sign is posted, and "Weary" lingers close by to await developments. Things start immediately. A copper wanders by and reads the sign with interest. The hobo, unfearful, hurries back to his corral, selects a canine, and hurries back to the copper's beat. The limb of the law is easily roped in, pays five dollars for the dog, and hurries off to claim the reward. "Weary" ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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7 September 1910 (USA)  »

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Alive and out of the ordinary
19 August 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Yes, it was, but it brought the tramp, and perhaps it is not too much to hope, the hungry, homeless cur that inspired the brilliant thought, something that at least made them more comfortable. One after another, all sorts and conditions of people, pay their fee, take a dog and go around to the advertised house to claim the reward. Finally they all got there. Then the perpetrator of the thing wanders around to see the fun, and he sees it. The ending, when the bull pup the Jew took around grabs him by the seat of the trousers and refuses to let go, is fast and furious. There is enough novelty and originality in this to suit any who want something alive and out of the ordinary run of films. - The Moving Picture World, September 17, 1910


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