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The Autocrat of Flapjack Junction (1913)

A couple who operate a boarding house get competition when an attractive widow opens up her own boarding house nearby.




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Cast overview:
... Flapjack Ike
... Edith - the Widow
... Roma
Roma Raymond
Edith Halleran
Carlotta De Felice
Joseph Baker
Charles Edwards
Frank Mason
Jack Ellis ... (as Mr. Ellis)


The cook supreme. Flapjack Ike, of Sagebrush County, has his ire not a little aroused when a widow comes and takes all his boarders away. With suicide in his heart he goes to the railroad, and with his head on the rail awaits his destruction. The stranded girls of the Pink Mice chorus find their way to a lonely shack in the woods. Being tired they immediately prepare for bed. All ready to turn in, they discover a fire in the straw on the floor. They rush out, frantically trying to get some male aid to extinguish the flames. They come to the railroad tracks, and there they find Ike. They lead him to their burning cabin. Ike does his best to extinguish the flames but the heat and smoke overcome him and he is forced to give up. He takes the girls home with him to dress them in more serviceable, if not entirely feminine costume. As he passes the widow he makes a very visible impression with his cortege. The widow's boarders follow him, and when they see the garb which the unfortunate ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short





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2 October 1913 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Would not be the best choice for a church show
2 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

A Bunny-Finch that made the audience laugh. That audiences laugh or not is the only comment necessary on most farces. This one would not be the best choice for a church show or even a private show among people of strict ideas, but it was intended for the crowd. Written by Frank Thomas; it was produced by George D. Baker. - The Moving Picture World, October 18, 1913

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