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When Ursus Threw the Bull (1914)

"Quo Vadis? Biggest production ever staged. Straight from Broadway. Lavish Scenery. Renowned Stars. A Trainload of Scenery. For Two Nights Only, Saturday and Monday. Parquette 20 cents, ... See full summary »

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... Ursus
... The Stage Manager
... The Property Man
... The Minister
Stella Adams ... The Minister's Wife
Ramona Langley ... The Leading Lady
Beatrice Van ... Undetermined Secondary Role
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"Quo Vadis? Biggest production ever staged. Straight from Broadway. Lavish Scenery. Renowned Stars. A Trainload of Scenery. For Two Nights Only, Saturday and Monday. Parquette 20 cents, balcony 15 cents." Thus reads the advance posters of a barn-storming theatrical troupe, and before the glue is dry half of the inhabitants of the village are gathered at the station to await the big show. After the show arrives in town one of the busiest men is the property man. He is sent to get supera to impersonate gladiators, Roman soldiers and the rabble. There are fights between them for the best helmets and other accouterments of war. And then there is the bull, a cow that gets into the leading lady's dressing room with the result that she is forced to move to another. When the manager fails to come through with the salaries after the show there is a strike, led by the leading man. After securing a new company, made up mostly of townsfolk, the show is about to begin, when it is discovered that ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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9 January 1914 (USA)  »

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An extremely laughable two-reel burlesque
14 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

This is a take-off on "Quo Vadis?" and it presents an extremely laughable two-reel burlesque. The bull, which happens to be a cow, plays one of the leading parts and his substitute, a made-up animal, is no less amusing than he. On the whole this film will be well received. The final scenes are particularly to be commended. - The Moving Picture World, January 10, 1914


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