Two actors, who are down on their luck and out of an engagement, are walking the ties to the next town, carrying their trunk. They sit down to rest when one of them, who has a nail in his ... See full summary »

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Two actors, who are down on their luck and out of an engagement, are walking the ties to the next town, carrying their trunk. They sit down to rest when one of them, who has a nail in his shoe which has been annoying him, sees a newspaper, which he picks up and tears off a piece. The other actor starts to read the paper and an article on the front page attracts his attention. It is to the effect that should John Silas Higgins return to his native village he would find a fortune of $75,000 and his old sweetheart awaiting him. He has an idea immediately, that here is a chance to get a good square meal and possibly some ready money. He at once tells his partner of his scheme and the partner agrees. They go to the edge of a wood and, opening their trunk, proceed to make themselves up to appear like what they suppose the advertised personage would look like. Having gotten themselves up in true western style, they start, and on the way they perceive a bottle of gold paint on a table in ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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13 July 1912 (USA)  »

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