Young Trotter had lost a good position as reporter on one of the big Metropolitan dailies and to all his applications came the same answer; they had no place for a man out of a job. They ... See full summary »

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Young Trotter had lost a good position as reporter on one of the big Metropolitan dailies and to all his applications came the same answer; they had no place for a man out of a job. They wanted men who could produce the goods and he was curtly told to make good first. Trotter was reduced to doing his own cooking in the little 2x4 bedroom, and knowing he would be ejected if caught, was in the habit of disposing of the remnants of his scanty meals by carefully wrapping them in newspapers and, under cover of darkness, slipping them into some convenient ash can. Seeing an officer approaching as he was in the act of disposing of his parcel in this manner one evening and, not wishing to be questioned, he stepped into a doorway until the officer had passed. As he stepped forward again to drop his parcel, a man passing by quietly dropped a similar bundle into the can and without stopping went his way. Something in the stranger's manner aroused Trotter's curiosity and, taking up the package ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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7 June 1912 (USA)  »

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