Pigs Is Pigs (1914)

After a strenuous argument with Flannery, the local Express Agent, Mr. Morehouse refuses to pay the 30 cent charges on each of the two guinea pigs shipped him, claiming they are pets and ... See full summary »

Director:

George D. Baker

Writer:

Ellis Parker Butler (story)

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Cast

Cast overview:
John Bunny ... Flannery - the Express Agent
Etienne Girardot
Cortland Van Deusen Cortland Van Deusen
William Shea
Albert Roccardi Albert Roccardi
Anders Randolf
George Stevens George Stevens
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After a strenuous argument with Flannery, the local Express Agent, Mr. Morehouse refuses to pay the 30 cent charges on each of the two guinea pigs shipped him, claiming they are pets and subject to the 25 cent rate. Flannery replies, "Pigs is pigs and I'm blame sure them animals is pigs, not pets, and the rules says, 30 cents each." Mr. Morehouse writes many times to the Express Company, claiming guinea-pigs are not common pigs, and each time is referred to a different Department. Flannery receives a note from the Tariff Department inquiring as to condition of consignment, to which he replies. "There are eight now. All good eaters. Paid out two dollars for cabbage so far." The matter finally reaches the President, who writes a friend, a Zoological Professor. Unfortunately that gentleman is in South Africa, causing a delay of many months, during which time the pigs increase to 160. At last word is received from the learned man proving that guinea pigs are not common pigs. Flannery is ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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