A motion picture company is about to leave the studio for locations where scenes are to be made. Among the "props" is a placard showing the portrait of a supposedly notorious forger for whom a reward is offered. Both portrait and description apply to the actor who is cast for the role. Another actor in the company is made up as a typical sheriff. These two, the director, a female character, the cameraman and his assistant leave the studio in an auto. Higgins, a rural constable, being paid by the county on the basis of arrests he makes, has found business very dull, and, as the family larder is running low, his wife hounds him to make an arrest of some kind. The picture company passes his home and the placard is blown out of the machine, falls at the feet of the constable. He goes in search of the crook. The company stops a little further on and when one of the "props" is missed a search is instituted. The "heavy" goes back along the road. Meanwhile the constable in his search comes ...
Moving Picture World synopsis