Jack Breen and his wife, Lizzie, are professional crooks, who live in a fine house and set themselves up as belonging to the best. Breen gets his living by various means, including begging.... See full summary »

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Jack Breen - a Fake Beggar
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Lizzie Breen - Jack's Wife & Accomplice
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Jennie Corcoran
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Jack Breen and his wife, Lizzie, are professional crooks, who live in a fine house and set themselves up as belonging to the best. Breen gets his living by various means, including begging. He dresses in ragged clothes and picks up crusts in the street, which he pretends to eat, thereby exciting the sympathy of passers-by. Jennie Corcoran, thinking his case one of genuine misery, gives him some money. He returns to his wife with his ill-gotten gains and changes his clothes. He manages to steal an overcoat from a poor actor who is trying to sell it and then steals a box of handsome shirt waists from a department store. Returning to his wife with these various things, he gives her the waists, one of which she put on, and changing into evening clothes, he goes out with her to dinner. At a swell restaurant, where they dine, Lizzie meets Jack Williams, a young fool, and starts to flirt with him. In the course of the evening she manages to get his diamond ring, adding another item to the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 May 1913 (USA)  »

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A neat, nifty little offering
15 September 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This is a neat, nifty little offering that might have been called "Human Foxes." It introduces us (we remain at a safe distance) to two of the cleverest ever, a couple of crooks that are making an easy fortune out of the carelessness and the charity of their kind. It is well to see for ourselves the "tricks of the trade" of such as these and the picture provides something of an education. It is entertaining in marked degree and can be recommended highly as an offering to the people. W.A. Tremayne, the author, must have some friends who are detectives. The producer has made it convincing and clear. The crooks are played by Harry T. Morey and Julia Swayne Gordon. Robert Gaillord and Dorothy Kelly are the detectives who bring them to justice. The photography is clear. - The Moving Picture World, June 14, 1913


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