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The Hicksville Epicure (1913)

It may have been due to the Purity League that there were no prisoners in the town jail and the constable slept on his job. Anyway, a drunken tramp appears as the first criminal in the town... See full summary »

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Clarence Barr ...
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The Fashion Plate (as Lillian Orth)
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It may have been due to the Purity League that there were no prisoners in the town jail and the constable slept on his job. Anyway, a drunken tramp appears as the first criminal in the town. He proves himself an epicure of the cook stove, and a handy prisoner around the jail. Naturally, the constable is loath to let him go. The farce relates how President Purity stepped in and settled the case. She broke up the constable's little game when he would sentence the prisoner for life. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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22 May 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Cinderella and the Boob (1913). See more »

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We got a good many laughs as it was
10 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

A brand new idea with which a lot of good fun might have been made; we got a good many laughs as it was. It shows us a village cop who likes good cooking and a shiftless bum who is a good cook. The cop conspires against the poor man's good intentions with whiskey bottles for the sake of his company in the village caboose. - The Moving Picture World, June 7, 1913


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