At Mrs. Slayter's dramatic agency the blackboard shows that a leading lady for a comedy is wanted who can act a drunken scene with a hysterical laugh. There are no offers to take the part, ... See full summary »

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Jane Doe
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Mrs. Slaytor
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Tom Hogan - the Policeman (as Fred Reid)
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Burglar Bill (as Frank Larkin)
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At Mrs. Slayter's dramatic agency the blackboard shows that a leading lady for a comedy is wanted who can act a drunken scene with a hysterical laugh. There are no offers to take the part, and Mrs. Slayter is in despair. Then Jane Doe enters and is induced to accept the part. She looks for a quiet place in which to study and practice the part, but only attracts the attention of some rude boys on the outskirts of the town. Still seeking quiet she goes on to the woods, where a tramp is convinced she is crazy. Seeing the boys following her, she goes back to her room. Here her efforts to get up in her part attract a crowd, the janitor, and a policeman. She falls asleep on her chair, and dreams that she gets into a safe, where she will surely find the necessary quiet. A burglar however, blows open the safe. Then Jane takes to the jungle and the cannibals put her in a pot. Finally, she finds herself falling through the air, and awakes on the floor. She decides to give it up and get a good ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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31 May 1912 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy They Go to School (1912). See more »

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