A mischievous member of a club proposes the following bet: "I bet $500 that you cannot ask the first ten men you meet the simple question, 'ARE YOU THE MAN?' without being insulted." One ... See full summary »
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A mischievous member of a club proposes the following bet: "I bet $500 that you cannot ask the first ten men you meet the simple question, 'ARE YOU THE MAN?' without being insulted." One after another reads the paper with great laughter. At last one member accepts the bet and starts out at once to carry it out. The hasty party is soon sorry to have accepted the proposition as he meets with a severe punishment from every one he approaches. When at last in danger of being arrested, he throws up his hands saying, "I give up." His friends who accompanied him on the trip explain matters to the policeman and with great laughter the party is wheeled to the club house upon a pushcart. He acknowledges "I AM THE MAN" and pays his debt vowing never to accept another bet. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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3 June 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with My Friend, the Indian (1909). See more »

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This comedy is too serious
29 September 2014 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Lubin has developed a comedy in this film which may well set one thinking. A gentleman bets that he can ask the first ten men he meets on the street the question at the head of this paragraph without being insulted. He undertakes it and he barely escapes with his life from some of them. While this picture is intended as a comic the result of asking the question creates dramatic scenes that are well worth considering. One can't help but ask why men are so touchy upon a subject which apparently applies to their personality in some undefined way. That they are touchy is illustrated in this film. Perhaps the treatment the questioner received is rather exaggerated, but there is every reason to think that in the main it is correct. At any rate, it is suggested that no one try the experiment. This comedy is too serious for that. - The Moving Picture World, June 12, 1909


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