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The Troubles of a Stranded Actor (1909)

Mr. Shakespeare introduces the new play, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," to an unappreciative audience at Windsor. The receipts consist of a volley of over-ripe tomatoes, eggs which were laid too soon... See full summary »

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Mr. Shakespeare introduces the new play, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," to an unappreciative audience at Windsor. The receipts consist of a volley of over-ripe tomatoes, eggs which were laid too soon and apples which had outlived their usefulness. The kind citizens of Windsor accompany Mr. Shakespeare to the depot. Not having the price of a ticket and no train leaving until the next morning. Mr. Shakespeare decides to walk to the next station, which is Burkville. The distance is only 300 miles so Mr. Shakespeare starts to walk the ties. Two Weeks Later. Tired and worn out, Mr. Shakespeare arrives at Burkville. Sleeping accommodations are scarce in Burkville, especially if you have not the price of a meal ticket. Mr. Shakespeare, therefore, occupies an unoccupied freight car, and pretty soon sleeps the sleep of the just. Unfortunately the car is attached to an outgoing freight train and when Mr. Shakespeare awakes the next morning he finds himself in Windsor again. The citizens do not appreciate... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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14 January 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with How Happy Jack Got a Meal (1909). See more »

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