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A Hot Time in Atlantic City (1911)

Count Carisford leaves his handsome cottage in Atlantic City one day for a stroll on the sands. Two tramps gain entrance to the house, dress up in the Count's clothes, and using his ... See full summary »




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Count Carisford
Count Carisford's Wife
1st Tramp
2nd Tramp (as William Lewis)


Count Carisford leaves his handsome cottage in Atlantic City one day for a stroll on the sands. Two tramps gain entrance to the house, dress up in the Count's clothes, and using his visiting cards, they have one grand time of it, the cards being as good as money anywhere. The supposed noblemen had no trouble in making the acquaintance of the two most beautiful girls on the beach, but when the Count sees his clothes, trouble starts and it starts good and plenty for the tramps, who finally land in jail. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short





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14 October 1911 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Not the same film as A Gay Time in Atlantic City (1911), which involved the same personnel and the same location. See more »

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It is even better than its first version
17 April 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

When a comedy is so good that it has an enormous run and sticks in the minds of the people so thoroughly that hundreds of requests are received to produce it again, it is "some comedy." This is exactly the case with "A Hot Time in Atlantic City" by the Lubin Company. It was released a few years ago and became wonderfully popular. In response to this flood of requests, the Lubin Company have reproduced the plot with new actors, new scenes, and it is even better than its first version. The plot has to do with Count Carisford, who lives in a handsome cottage in Atlantic City. He and his wife go out for a stroll on the beach one morning. Two tramps see them leave the cottage and are struck with the pleasures and delights which accrue to people of wealth and position. They reconnoiter the house and discover an open window through which they enter. They find a goodly supply of the Count's clothes and promptly exchange their own rags for these. They also secure some of his cards. Then, arrayed in all this panoply, including high hats, spats, canes and decorative ribbons of honor, the hobos sally forth upon the boardwalk. Wherever they go they are received with the greatest obsequiousness. The Count's card is everywhere as good as money. They loll at ease in the roller chairs; they saunter with debonair dignity. Everywhere they are the observed of all observers. Ah! It is sweet to be a count. Finally they discover two most charming young ladies on the beach. The weakness of American girls for titled noblemen is well known and our two hobos are soon basking in the smiles of beauty. Oh! How sweet it is to live. But by the time they had been well warmed in the smiles and admiration of the ladies. Dame Fortune seemed to become jealous. The Count and his wife happened to see them and the Count recognized his clothes, his hats; Mon Dieu! His ribbons of honor. Wildly he waved his arms. He called for a gendarme. The cops came and after an exciting chase captured the bogus counts. They are finally seen behind the bars. It is simply great. - The Moving Picture World, October 7, 1911

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