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The Mustard Plaster (1909)

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In this picture a man with a cold, an advising friend and two mustard plasters are the principal actors. Of course the star of the comedy are the mustard plasters. A man suffering from a ... See full summary »

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In this picture a man with a cold, an advising friend and two mustard plasters are the principal actors. Of course the star of the comedy are the mustard plasters. A man suffering from a severe cold is advised by a well-meaning friend to place mustard plasters on his chest and back, which will, his friend tells him, quickly relieve him of his cold. The mustard plasters are purchased, and the man proceeds to do as the directions state, but he did not bargain for the hot time he was going to have. As luck would have it he picked out a very hot one and it immediately begins to have its effect. He throws himself in front of the fire hose; he tries to cool off on the back of a sprinkling wagon. Nothing relieves him until finally he spots a cold storage warehouse, rushes in and goes into one of the refrigerators, and while he is freezing to death, two workmen rush in and relieve him of the mustard plasters. He then swears that he would much rather have a cold than mustard plasters on his ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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4 August 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Much Ado About Nothing (1909). See more »

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