Mr. E.Z. Mark receives a letter from the Goldrox Mining Company which persuades him to invest his savings on the promise of big profits. To this end he takes his bank book and followed by ... See full summary »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
William Wadsworth ...
Mr. E. Z. Mark
Marion Weeks ...
Mrs. E. Z. Mark
...
Mark's Son
Edna May Weick ...
Mark's Daughter
...
Deacon Hardflint - Proprietor of the Goldrox Mining Company
Julian Reed ...
2nd Proprietor of the Goldrox Mining Company
...
The Lucky Dog
Edit

Storyline

Mr. E.Z. Mark receives a letter from the Goldrox Mining Company which persuades him to invest his savings on the promise of big profits. To this end he takes his bank book and followed by his faithful dog, Rowdy, goes to the bank and draws out his balance. Here he confides his intentions to his friend, Luke Smith, and during the conversation drops his pocket handkerchief. Walking down the street he misses it and is about to turn back when Rowdy turns the corner and lays the handkerchief at his feet. In front of the offices of the Mining Company he chats with Deacon Hardflint and in drawing out his handkerchief drops his wallet and then enters the building. Rowdy waits for his master to return for it, but seeing a stranger about to pick it up, grabs it and makes off down the street. The proprietors of the Goldrox Company are ready to skip when Mark enters and tells them his intention to invest. When, however, he comes to pay for the stock he is dumbfounded at finding his money gone. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 February 1912 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Released as a split reel along with the documentary Niagara Falls (1912). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Will make the Edison bull pup Rowdy popular from one end of the country to the other
5 September 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A delightful picture that will make the Edison bull pup Rowdy popular from one end of the country to the other. His owner, simple-hearted father of a family, was going to invest his earnings in mining stock. It looked suspicious, but the two promoters looked even more so. The man happened to drop his pocketbook just outside the promoter's door. The dog saw it fall and mounted guard. Some street crooks also saw it fall and the dog had to "get out," taking the purse with him. We saw it being buried beside his kennel. The man, trying to buy the stock, finds the money gone and is much disturbed. The evening paper came and he then saw that the mining scheme was a fraud. It comforted him some to know that the sharpers did not get the money anyway. We now see the bull pup digging and presently he walks into the kitchen with the purse in his mouth. The picture has qualities that make it a sure feature and a fine picture for children, and also for private entertainments and in churches. It has only one marked awkwardness. The dog is made to pick up the purse twice. This losing the purse for the second time shows the man is too careless and isn't convincing. If it was necessary to prepare us for the dog's action, which is doubtful, it could have been done in some other way. - The Moving Picture World, February 17, 1912


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?