Prof. Hardin, a traveling exponent of hypnotism, visits Duncansville in an effort to separate some of the natives from their hard earned. Realizing the power of the press in a small town, ... See full summary »

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Editor of the Duncansville Weekly Bugle
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The Editor's Stenographer / Sweetheart
George L. Cox ...
Professor Hardie - the Magician
William Stowell ...
The Policeman
Mattie Fitzgerald ...
The Fat Lady
W.D. Emerson ...
The Fat Man (as Billy Emerson)
Rex De Rosselli ...
The Piano Player (as Rex Rosselli)
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Prof. Hardin, a traveling exponent of hypnotism, visits Duncansville in an effort to separate some of the natives from their hard earned. Realizing the power of the press in a small town, the professor calls on the editor of the "Weekly Bugle," and leaves a pair of choice front row seats for his show. The editor takes his stenographer and the exhibition proves to be extremely interesting and very funny. When the professor calls for two subjects to be hypnotized the editor and his stenographer respond to the call. With much formality the long-haired professor places the girl into a forty-eight-hour trance and then tells the editor that he is the world's champion prize fighter. In the hypnotic realization of his new title the editor starts in at once to live up to it. He breaks up the show in a jiffy and seeks the street where he demonstrates his wonderful physical abilities to many different pedestrians. When, however, he tries to show off at the asylum, the guards believe him to be ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 March 1912 (USA)  »

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