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Hiram Buys an Auto (1913)

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Hiram Hunt, a rube farmer of the very verdant variety, decides to buy an automobile. So he fills his pockets with greenbacks and visits town, accompanied by his wife and daughter, and his ... See full summary »

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Tom Santschi ...
Hiram Hunt
Bessie Eyton ...
Hiram's Daughter
Lillian Hayward ...
Hiram's Wife
Wheeler Oakman
Frank Clark
Fred Huntley
William Hutchinson
Anna Dodge
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Hiram Hunt, a rube farmer of the very verdant variety, decides to buy an automobile. So he fills his pockets with greenbacks and visits town, accompanied by his wife and daughter, and his old chum and neighbor, Jacob Smith. The automobile agents soon learn of Hiram's presence and his desire, and they fairly mob him in their efforts to get his trade. The day's excitement finally ends disastrously for Hiram's pocket hook, and almost so for his life. He purchases the cheapest little old wheezy machine in town, and from the moment he starts off with it, his career is suggestive of a deliberate intention to murder his family and neighbor, and suicide away his own life. He finally runs the machine through a stout fence and into the side of a barn, where the whole works blow up; Jacob disappears skyward with the debris. Soon he falls from the sky, and is followed by various parts of the shattered auto. Hiram dolefully gathers up such parts of the machine as he can carry, and starts to walk ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 April 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Chinese Scenes (1913). See more »

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