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The Artist and the Brain Specialist (1912)

In an attic studio lives an invalid artist with his wife and children, in dire distress. A friend (Harry Furniss) visits them and, learning of the artist's misfortune, advises him to apply ... See full summary »

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Harry Furniss
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Sir Tutto Dauber
Barry O'Moore ...
The Sick Artist
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The Sick Artist's Wife
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In an attic studio lives an invalid artist with his wife and children, in dire distress. A friend (Harry Furniss) visits them and, learning of the artist's misfortune, advises him to apply to a benevolent institution for aid, giving the artist's wife a letter of introduction to Sir Tufto Dauber, a presiding officer of the institution. In presenting this letter she meets with bitter disappointment and is rudely ordered out of his house. Returning to her friend (Harry Furniss), she describes her ill-treatment at the hands of Sir Dauber, whereupon the former vows vengeance. Disguising himself as Professor Cyclops, the great American brain specialist, he presents himself at Sir Dauber's studio, having arranged by 'phone to pose for his portrait. Sir Dauber, highly flattered with an order from such a celebrity, begins work at once. A lady having a previous sitting returns for her umbrella. The moment Sir Dauber's back is turned Cyclops changes the handsome; lady's portrait to a most ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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22 May 1912 (USA)  »

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The Mighty Hunters  »

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For a farce, the development of the situation is excellent
22 November 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A very good farce by Mr. Harry Furniss, the well-known English illustrator. He, himself, plays in it the leading part, as Harry Furniss, an English artist who helps a fellow painter who is not yet well known, is sick, and whose wife and two little children are in distress. It was the duty of another artist, Sir Tufto Dauber, to extend, as administrator of the "Benevolent Association's" fund, help to other artists in distress; but Sir Tufto was too lofty to bother, so Mr. Furniss makes up as a great brain specialist to make him think he has gone crazy. Mr. Furniss can add touches to Sir Tufto's drawings when he isn't looking and, for a farce, the development of the situation is excellent. Sir Tufto Dauber is played by Walter Edwin; the sick artist by Barry O'Moore; his wife by Miriam Nesbitt, and his two children by Edna May Weick and Yale Boss. - The Moving Picture World, June 8, 1912


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