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The Infernal Pig (1913)

In this film you are shown the working of a mysterious Black Hand Society. Pietro, wishing to join it, is given the task of delivering a pig containing a bomb to a wealthy butcher. The bomb... See full summary »
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... Pietro
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In this film you are shown the working of a mysterious Black Hand Society. Pietro, wishing to join it, is given the task of delivering a pig containing a bomb to a wealthy butcher. The bomb is fixed to explode at noon that day. Carrying the pig and the bomb, Pietro loses his nerve and leaves the pig in care of his wife. He goes out again and his uneasy conscience influences his actions so much that he gets into trouble with the police. When they are through with him he lands in a hospital, but as the clock nears the midday hour the thought of the bomb at home sends him scurrying from the hospital, with patients, nurses and orderlies in pursuit. He reaches home breathless, to find that Mrs. Pietro has cooked the pig and that the bomb was merely a test to prove his loyalty to the tenets of the society. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 February 1913 (USA)  »

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Released in the US as a split reel along with the documentary Glimpses of Provence, France (1913). See more »

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It's a good farce and was found enjoyable
8 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

If a recent Biograph drama, in which an infernal machine was concealed in a turkey, were produced in farcical vein and with the clock works in a pig, the general effect on the audience would be the same as that left by this picture. Yet, it's a good farce and was found enjoyable. It is helped by trick photography. Octavia Handworth plays the mother of the mock conspirator's family, and it is she who cooks the pig. Crane Wilbur plays the desperate Italian. Both do most commendably. - The Moving Picture World, March 15, 1913


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