Because Robin happened to be a much smaller man and not fond of rough play, Pokes was able to frighten him away from Ethel's side. This incident makes Pokes a hero in the eyes of Ethel, who... See full summary »

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Ethel
Robin Williamson ...
Robin - Ethel's Sweetheart
Harry Naughton ...
Member of the Strong Arm Club
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Because Robin happened to be a much smaller man and not fond of rough play, Pokes was able to frighten him away from Ethel's side. This incident makes Pokes a hero in the eyes of Ethel, who admires manly men. Pokes is getting away with a great amount of talk concerning his ability as a fighter until Jabbs strolls along. Then it is all over with Pokes, who is forced to witness Jabbs coolly walk home with Ethel while he sits disconsolate in the park. Thirsting for revenge, he secures the services of a professional strong arm agency to mete out to Jabbs a well-deserved beating, but not knowing Jabbs' name merely tells the agent to bruise the man with the mustache sitting on Ethel's porch. Little does Pokes realize that Robin has also hired the agency to send Norton one of the bruisers to beat up Pokes, also leaving the same instructions as to the man with the mustache. Jabbs is really another member of the Strong Arm Club and he is sent out on the second order, little knowing that he is ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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21 July 1916 (USA)  »

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