Ralph Vincent is an all-round sport, in spite of the fact that he has a charming wife and lovely baby at home. His wife, Effie, trusts him implicitly, although she has heard some rather ... See full summary »

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Ralph Vincent is an all-round sport, in spite of the fact that he has a charming wife and lovely baby at home. His wife, Effie, trusts him implicitly, although she has heard some rather ugly rumors concerning him. Ralphs receives a tip on a horse by wire from the city and wants to play it, but has not the money. He tries to borrow it from a fellow employee in the office, but not succeeding, he, at last, obtains it from Hiram Hayes, the old man who runs the grocery store over which the Vincents have rooms. He tells Hiram he needs it for his family. He wires the money on and shortly after, receiving word that his horse has won, he hastily packs a bag and goes to the city. Here, inflated with his winnings, he joins a gay crowd and has the time of his life. He plays poker with the boys and joins a merry crowd of fast men and women at supper. In the meantime, he has mailed the amount of his loan to Hiram and his wife, Effie, is down in Hiram's store when it arrives. There is, however, no ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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In the city this will all be understood
10 November 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A graphic story of how a young married man was cured of a sporting life. It is the familiar story of going to the city to collect winnings, a dashing company at supper and the sudden appearance of the wife. It is a dramatic scene when she turns away and he leaves the room convinced that he has lost her forever. The novelty in the situation develops when the company of sports in the Turkish bath make up a purse to send to the baby and open negotiations with the wife to allow the man to return. In the city this will all be understood and will prove an interesting film, but for country districts remote from cities and their environment it is doubtful whether this would be altogether intelligible. No fault is to be found with the story, or the acting; it is a question of locality and worldly knowledge only. - The Moving Picture World, February 11, 1911


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