The Hobo and the Myth (1913)

Bill interrupts a dress rehearsal in a wooded section, being held by several society girls who are to give classical dances at an entertainment. The girls hit upon the idea of having Bill ... See full summary »

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Pat Hartigan
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Cast

Credited cast:
John E. Brennan ... Woozy Bill
Ruth Roland ... Dolly Martin
Marshall Neilan ... Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alice Hollister
Juanita Sponsler
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Bill interrupts a dress rehearsal in a wooded section, being held by several society girls who are to give classical dances at an entertainment. The girls hit upon the idea of having Bill portray the role of the mythical Pan at the entertainment. Bill is entirely satisfied, especially so as the girls dress him in good clothes in order that he look the part of a gentleman. The entertainment comes 'round, and Bill, introduced as "Professor Hobo," makes a hit with the guests. He gets into his Pan costume when he notices a bowl containing champagne punch. Before long Bill is under the weather, and just before the dance commences starts a fight. He is chased out of the house, down the street and into a freight yard just as the freight trains pulls out. Bill hops into a box car and escapes his pursuers. Waving good-bye, Bill reclines on the floor and pipes himself a tune on the pipe of Pan. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1913 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kalem Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the documentary The Largest Duck Farm in the World (1913). See more »

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One scene which comes rather near the edge of propriety
24 November 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

There is amusement in this picture by the western company when John Brennan, as Woozy Bill, meets up with the punch-bowl and gets into a condition and there is some more when still in the guise of Pan he runs away from he classic entertainment and escapes on a coal train. There is, however, in this release, which has in it some pretty ensembles, one scene which comes rather near the edge of propriety. It is where Ruth Roland discards the garb of Pan and resumes her street attire, partly screened by a clump of bushes. At the City Theater here on the first run of the picture the piano player utterly neglected his work during this scene; his instrument was dead. - The Moving Picture World, October 11, 1913


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