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The Pennant Puzzle (1912)

Casey is an ardent baseball fan. One day, while on a shopping trip with his domineering wife, he sees a notice offering a thousand dollars reward to anyone who can solve the "Great Pennant ... See full summary »

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John Lancaster ...
Casey
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Mrs. Casey
Chauncy D. Herbert ...
The Judge
Walter McCollough ...
The Sergeant of Police
Patrick Carson ...
The Policeman
Julius Frankenburg ...
The Court Clerk
Edgar G. Wynn ...
The Burglar (as Edgar Wynne)
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Casey is an ardent baseball fan. One day, while on a shopping trip with his domineering wife, he sees a notice offering a thousand dollars reward to anyone who can solve the "Great Pennant Puzzle" in less than thirty-seven moves. He purchases a puzzle and without any loss of time begins working on the solution. The fun begins when we see Casey, oblivious to all else, working away at his puzzle on the crowded street, unconsciously bumping into shoppers and knocking their bundles right and left. Then we see him in his own home, so absorbed in the puzzle that he neglects his meals, forgets to sleep, and pays no attention to a burglar who enters the house in the small hours of the morning and "lifts" valuables from right under his nose. Mrs. Casey now takes a hand in the game and "assists" her puzzle-mad husband out of the house through the window. Casey takes solace on a bench in the park, where, during a brief nap, he sees the puzzle work itself out in a dream. He wakes up and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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15 July 1912 (USA)  »

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There was considerable amusement over Casey's success
31 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

A farce comedy, portraying what happened when Casey, a baseball enthusiast, entered the thousand-dollar contest for the solving of a puzzle. So interested was Casey that he gave no heed when a burglar entered his dining-room in the early hours and right by his side cleared the silver from the sideboard. So interested was the burglar after finishing his immediate job that until Mrs. Casey broke up the session and drove the burglar through a window at 3:30 a.m., he was as excited as Casey and offering many suggestions. There was considerable amusement over Casey's success in inoculating about everybody with the puzzle microbe. - The Moving Picture World, July 27, 1912


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