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Collecting the Bill (1913)

John Scott always refuses to pay his bills. He owes a bill to Archibald Marks. Marks, having a number of clerks in his office, decides that he will send them one after the other, until ... See full summary »

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Jack Ridgeway ... Archibald Marks
Marguerite Ne Moyer ... Archibald's Stenographer (as Marguerite De Moyer)
... Walter - Archibald's 1st Clerk
... George - Archibald's 2nd Clerk
... John Scott (as Robert Burns)
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John Scott always refuses to pay his bills. He owes a bill to Archibald Marks. Marks, having a number of clerks in his office, decides that he will send them one after the other, until Scott being dunned so much will pay. The first clerk that receives the bill with instructions that he call upon Scott is rather alarmed at the prospect of what will happen to him. However, he has to make a trial. He finds Scott in his office and receives a rather cold reception until he is so persistent that he is thrown out of the window after being beaten soundly. Upon his return, to the office another clerk is entrusted with the bill. He meets Scott on the street, presents the bill and receives in return a pair of black eyes instead of the money. Marks then offers half of the amount of the bill to the one who will collect it. At this offer another clerk decides to try. He meets with the same dose that was administered to his predecessors. Marks then comes to the conclusion that he will try in person.... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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5 April 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy His Widow (1913). See more »

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The kind of picture to make the audience forget its troubles
27 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

This little farce kept the audience in a roar of laughter. It has a good amusing situation and good comic acting. It is the kind of picture to make the audience forget its troubles. Jack Ridgeway has in his office Marguerite NeMoyer and two clerks. Walter Stull and George Reehm. He has a bill against Robert Burns, who goes into a rage whenever asked to pay. Each of the men tries to collect. We are shown what happens and see the hapless ones come back to the office needing bandages. The girl volunteers and tries gentler methods with success. That is all, but it is done in a very clever way and both author, E.W. Sargent, and producer, Arthur Hotaling, deserve praise. - The Moving Picture World, April 19, 1913


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