Professor Coblenz was an enthusiastic fisherman. Fishing is particularly the pastime of the deep thinkers, and the professor was such a deep thinker that he was apt to be a trifle ... See full summary »

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Professor Coblenz was an enthusiastic fisherman. Fishing is particularly the pastime of the deep thinkers, and the professor was such a deep thinker that he was apt to be a trifle absent-minded. He shouldered his pole and started for the sea wall where the fish ought to be biting, and he was so deeply engrossed in trying to figure out why Swiss cheese has holes and smearkase none at all, that he failed to blow his horn and slow down at the crossing, with the result that the pole knocks over the basket of clean laundry that the washlady is toting to a customer. She gets what satisfaction she can from mussing the professor up a bit and he goes upon his erratic way only to knock down a couple of young ladies with the far-reaching fishpole. A cyclist is the next to suffer, and a farmer souses him with a pail of milk when the professor digs the farmer's fiancée in the ribs with the butt of the pole. Arrived at the sea wall, the professor baits his hook. Of course he does not expect a bite;... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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11 April 1910 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with Hemlock Hoax, the Detective (1910) and Jones' Watch (1910).. See more »

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