Bill's Board Bill (1914)

While Bored Bill wonders where his next meal is to come from opportunity hits him so hard that it knocks him flat. A thief being chased by police, throws a suitcase over the fence. It hits ... See full summary »

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Pat Hartigan
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Cast

Cast overview:
John E. Brennan ... Bored Bill - a Hobo
Ruth Roland ... Mrs. Cross - the Landlady
George Larkin
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While Bored Bill wonders where his next meal is to come from opportunity hits him so hard that it knocks him flat. A thief being chased by police, throws a suitcase over the fence. It hits Bill on the head. The hobo finds an expensive suit of clothes in the suitcase. He dons it. A "boarder wanted" ad attracts his attention. He proceeds to the house and rents a room. Mrs. Cross, the landlady, feeds Bill on the fat of the land for the next two weeks. She then learns that Bill cannot pay his board. The woman confiscates his clothes. When Bill wakes up he discovers himself garmentless. He finds a lady's dress, however. Putting it on, he tries to escapes by climbing down the rain spout. A constable on the lookout for Second-story Sal, and the $50 reward offered for her capture, places Bill under arrest. The landlady learns of Bill's attempted escape. Before the constable is allowed to cart his prisoner away he is compelled to pay Bill's board. Bill, however, convinces the judge that he is ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1914 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA

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Kalem Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Cambridgeshire Race Meet (1914). See more »

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There are some good laughs
31 March 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Ruth Roland makes a corking boarding house mistress and shows how a wife doing this sort of work is entitled to "put it over" on her husband. John Brennan is the boarder. There are some good laughs in the picture. - The Moving Picture World, January 17, 1914


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