The Gun Behind the Man (1914)

The Jaytown Volunteer Militia is presented with a cannon. They yank the weapon to the edge of the town for target practice. Bessie and her beau out picnicking decide to eat their lunch in ... See full summary »

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Hal Clements
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John E. Brennan ... Weary - a Hobo
Ruth Roland ... Bessie
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The Jaytown Volunteer Militia is presented with a cannon. They yank the weapon to the edge of the town for target practice. Bessie and her beau out picnicking decide to eat their lunch in back of the target. They are discovered and warned to flee. Weary sees the two decamp, leaving their food behind. Hastening to the spot he devours the lunch. A cannon ball comes through the target, knocking poor Weary flat. He flees in terror, but not fast enough to escape other projectiles. The artillery fire raises havoc with the various stores in the village. Meanwhile Weary climbs a telegraph pole in his effort to escape, but all in vain; a cannon ball comes sailing along and tumbles him off his perch. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1914 (USA) See more »

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Kalem Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Out in the Rain (1914). See more »

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Tangled up with a rural artillery outfit
13 May 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This is a half-reel comedy bit in which John Brennan has the role of a tramp. He makes fun as he gets tangled up with a rural artillery outfit on target practice bent. Considerable damage results in the neighborhood when the recruits try to hit a target. - The Moving Picture World, February 28, 1914


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