Plaid Jabbs, a retired sea captain, being accustomed to the motion of his ship to lull him to sleep, finds it impossible to rest ashore. He therefore devises a specially constructed room ... See full summary »

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Ethel - the Captain's Daughter (as Ethel Burton)
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Plaid Jabbs, a retired sea captain, being accustomed to the motion of his ship to lull him to sleep, finds it impossible to rest ashore. He therefore devises a specially constructed room which he has built into his house and which operated by levers gives the same effect as the motion of a ship at sea. While he is peacefully enjoying his sleep in the rocking room with the lever at the point which operates the effect of a calm sea, Pokes, the new butler in the family household, while making love to Ethel, the Captain's daughter, accidentally releases the lever which controls the effect of the hurricane motion. The violent pitching and tossing of the room causes Captain Jabbs to be burled out of his bunk and in a rage he discharges Pokes. Later, Pokes is induced to join a correspondence school for burglars and is subjected to the various tests for courage and endurance which are called for by the curriculum of the school. Having successfully passed these tests, two of the band lead ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 June 1916 (USA)  »

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