Tommy Quickgab, a bustling young salesman, is out of a job, and passing a bookstore, sees a sign reading, "canvassers wanted." He applies to the proprietor for a job and after producing a ... See full summary »

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Tommy Quickgab, a bustling young salesman, is out of a job, and passing a bookstore, sees a sign reading, "canvassers wanted." He applies to the proprietor for a job and after producing a recommendation, is given a number of books, for which the proprietor asks five dollars each, with a commission of one dollar to Tommy for every book he sells. Tommy starts out with a live heart, and presently meets Mr. I. M. Easy, a prosperous-looking businessman, to whom he sells one of the books. He secures Mr. Easy's card in the bargain, having a scheme in mind. In his office Mr. Easy endeavors to read the book and finds that he has been outrageously stung. Later he goes home, and ignoring his wife's questions, repairs to the bathroom to shave. Tommy now calls, Mrs. Easy answers the door, Tommy shows her Easy's card, and tells her Easy has ordered one of the books. Without a question Mrs. Easy pays him five dollars for the book, and Tommy leaves, delighted at the success of his scheme. Mrs. Easy ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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1 August 1911 (USA)  »

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Commy, the Canvasser  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Spender Family (1911). See more »

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