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The Amateur Lion Tamer (1913)

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Weary and worn, yet with an active, full-sized appetite, Ike, a village character, mooches along the street. He is an out-and-out "bum," with a chronic indisposition to anything in the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Hughie Mack ...
Ike - the Amateur Lion Tamer
Charles Eldridge ...
The Boss of the Circus
Paul Sablon ...
The Animal Trainer (as Paul Bourgeois)
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Weary and worn, yet with an active, full-sized appetite, Ike, a village character, mooches along the street. He is an out-and-out "bum," with a chronic indisposition to anything in the nature of honest work. An empty stomach, however, will work miracles; Ike is actually looking for a job. He goes to the boss of a large circus that happens along and asks for something to do. The boss turns him over to the tender mercies of the chief animal trainer, who seems to be somewhat less stony-hearted. Ike is offered twenty-five dollars if he will go into the arena with three lions during the afternoon performance, and be accepts the offer. Cringing with fear, but fortified a little by a drink, Ike enters the cage for a preliminary rehearsal, at the end of which he is led off in a fainting condition. When the time comes for the public performance, he cannot be found. A search reveals him hiding behind the tents and he is dragged into the limelight and forced to fulfill his contract. A little ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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20 May 1913 (USA)  »

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