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A Trap for Santa Claus (1909)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short | 20 December 1909 (USA)
The children set a trap for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, knowing he has to come through the window because their estate has no chimney. Their father, who abandoned them and his wife before... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Arthur Rogers
... Helen Rogers
... The Rogers' Daughter
John Tansey ... The Rogers' Son
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kate Bruce ... The Maid
William J. Butler ... Man in Bar / Attorney
W. Chrystie Miller ... Old Man
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The children set a trap for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, knowing he has to come through the window because their estate has no chimney. Their father, who abandoned them and his wife before she inherited her fortune, plans to burglarize that very house, unaware of the occupants or the trap. Written by Arthur Hausner <,genart@volcano.net>

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Worldview Entertainment and the Killiam Collection has released a set of nine early movies about Christmas collectively called "A Christmas Past," with an original score by Al Kryszak. This movie is the third one, and has a running time of 16 minutes. See more »

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A little heavy-handed but I liked it
27 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

It's Christmas Eve and a man with a wife and two children can't find a job. His wife is heavily depressed as is he. He turns to drink and finally leaves his wife because he's a failure....

It gets better after that but it really pours on the pathos at first. It's not as depressing as it sounds and the second half is very light and cheerful and it all ends on a happy note.

Minor but very enjoyable.


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