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The Tale of a Thanksgiving Turkey (1908)

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The scene opens with Thanksgiving Eve, showing husband and wife discussing the problem of how they can obtain a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. The husband has been out of work for several ... See full summary »

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The scene opens with Thanksgiving Eve, showing husband and wife discussing the problem of how they can obtain a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. The husband has been out of work for several months, and they are penniless. After fruitless discussion, the husband leaves the room in disgust. While passing a butcher shop he notices a sign, "Thanksgiving Turkeys Cheap." He resolves at all hazards to secure the turkey, and hits upon the bright idea of pawning his suit of clothes, knowing he has another suit just as serviceable at home. Being attired in a long overcoat, he enters the pawn shop, disrobes, replaces the coat, which reaches almost to his shoe tops, and pawns his suit: then secures the turkey and starts home. In the meantime his wife has written a letter to her mother, stating that, owing to adverse circumstances, it will be impossible for them to eat their turkey dinner with her, and she (the wife) is going to pawn one of her husband's two suits, and secure a turkey for their ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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18 November 1908 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Hoodoo Lounge (1908). See more »

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