A Heroic Rescue (1913)

Bragg, a member of a city club, who is one of those garrulous persons who likes to pass as something which he is not, is taught a most striking lesson while spinning one of his yarns. He ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles M. Seay

Writer:

Charles M. Seay
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Cast

Cast overview:
William Bechtel ... Theodore Bragg
Mrs. William Bechtel Mrs. William Bechtel ... Mary Kelly - the Scrubwoman
Harry B. Eytinge Harry B. Eytinge ... The Policeman (as Harry Eytinge)
Claire Adams ... The Beauty (as Clara Adams)
Margery Bonney Erskine Margery Bonney Erskine ... The Beauty's Mother (as Mrs. Wallace Erskine)
Robert Brower ... The Beauty's Father
Marion Weeks Marion Weeks ... The Maid
Edward Boulden ... The Ambulance Surgeon
William West ... The Druggist
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Bragg, a member of a city club, who is one of those garrulous persons who likes to pass as something which he is not, is taught a most striking lesson while spinning one of his yarns. He happens along the street when a scrubwoman carelessly slips and falls on the ice in front of an automobile. She is not seriously injured, but Bragg is very persistent in giving his card, to appear if needed as a witness, and rather proves himself a nuisance. When he gets to his club he calls several members around him and tells of a most wonderful rescue that he made of a beautiful maiden run down by an automobile, and how he himself carried her to the drug store and took out the proper drugs to administer, and rode home with her in an ambulance, and describes in glowing terms the profound thanks which he received from her parents. Just as he is about to finish, the victim of the accident forces her way into the club with a subpoena to appear as a witness. Fairly caught, the club members give him the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1913 (USA) See more »

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Edison Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Edison Company production number 7245. See more »

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An amusing offering
27 July 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This comedy is laughable as a whole; it's a one-situation picture, a satire on the man who is always telling some great adventure. In this case a scrubwoman gets hurt on the street, and the man who has "butted in" tells his club friends how he rescued a beauty and how she fell in love with him. We are shown what really happened and the man's story. Just as he is finishing the woman comes into the club and serves him with papers as a witness. Charles M. Seay, author and producer, deserves credit for making an amusing offering. The bragging man is William Bechtel; the scrubwoman, Mrs. Bechtel; the beauty, Clara Adams, and these are ably supported by a large cast, among whom Mrs. Wallace Erskine and Robert Brower should be mentioned. - The Moving Picture World, March 1, 1913


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