The boob has ambitions; he imagines that if he can become a detective, he can win the admiration of his Margarita. Among the guests at Van Zant's party is Count Alberti, and his sister. Van... See full summary »

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Otis Turner
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Cast overview:
Robert Z. Leonard ... Bob Hicks - the Boob
Margarita Fischer ... Margarita - Bob's Dream Girl
John Burton John Burton ... Mr. Van Zant - a Bogus Count
Murdock MacQuarrie ... Count Alberti (as Malcolm MacQuarrie)
Jane Saunders Jane Saunders ... Count Alberti's Wife
Harry Fisher ... Roland Long - a Detective
Fanny Stockbridge Fanny Stockbridge
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The boob has ambitions; he imagines that if he can become a detective, he can win the admiration of his Margarita. Among the guests at Van Zant's party is Count Alberti, and his sister. Van Zant is Margarita's father. Van Zant places the count and his daughter together as much as possible, with the hope of making an alliance with nobility. Mr. Count proceeds to steal the girl's necklace. Carrying it to his room he places it in a vase in which he has poured glue. Guests discover the loss, the party is convulsed and Margarita telephones for the famous detective, Long, who arrives the following day. The Boob, who has repeatedly tried to get a glimpse of his dream girl, meets Detective Long on the street. Long has broken down. The Boob is asked to take care of his grip. Learning who Long is, the Boob gets him to a barn, locks him in and dons the detective's clothes and goes to the house, where he sets to work, posing as the real detective. While he is nosing around he observes the count ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1913 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A story of considerable interest
16 December 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

An entertaining number, featuring Robert Leonard and Marguerita Fischer. Leonard appears as an amateur sleuth. He locks the real detective in a shed and recovers the stolen jewels himself. A story of considerable interest, but the final disposition of the detective was not shown. - The Moving Picture World, November 1, 1913


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