Dick has an uncontrollable mania for reading dime novels. The new minister is expected to take dinner with the family. Dick's parents try to impress upon him that it will be necessary for ... See full summary »

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Dick has an uncontrollable mania for reading dime novels. The new minister is expected to take dinner with the family. Dick's parents try to impress upon him that it will be necessary for him to act his prettiest and make a favorable impression. Dick is so deeply engrossed in his novel he pays no attention to them, and when the minister calls, he forgets all about him and keeps on reading. He brings his novel to the dinner table and he is banished to the kitchen, where he gathers together an ample supply of cakes and pies, takes his gun and wanders off into the country. It is discovered that Dick has disappeared. His mother becomes greatly excited. Everybody goes on a still hunt for the lost one. They get information that Dick has been seen going in a certain direction. The boy sees them coming, and puts on extra speed, followed by the constable, his parents, the minister and everybody in town. Dick manages to get far enough in advance to make for home in time to climb a ladder at the... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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25 March 1913 (USA)  »

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The picture is not strong
21 August 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

There is in this comedy an old-fashioned chase, marred by an abundance of static. The picture is not strong, although it may appeal to some audiences. William Shea, Charles Eldridge, who, in the guise of a hungry parson, made some fun, and Kate Price did their best to put the picture over. - The Moving Picture World, April 5, 1913


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