Gerald Forbes, a medical student, is assistant to Dr. Smythe. He is in love with Violet, the doctor's daughter. They are only waiting for him to get his degree to announce their engagement.... See full summary »
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Fred Mace ... Gerald Forbes - Medical Student
Marguerite Marsh ... Violet Smythe (as Marguerite Loveridge)
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Gerald Forbes, a medical student, is assistant to Dr. Smythe. He is in love with Violet, the doctor's daughter. They are only waiting for him to get his degree to announce their engagement. The time arrives when he receives his degree as M.D., but the doctor refuses to agree to their engagement until Gerald has established a practice. In desperation he goes to a small town, where he is the only doctor, but after waiting some weeks and not having bad a single patient, hires a man to have his face made up as though he had smallpox. He isolates him in his house, then announces to the village that smallpox has broken out and the whole village must be vaccinated. His office is crowded with patients and he telegraphs to the doctor and his daughter to visit him. The result is that the doctor offers Forbes a partnership and agrees to his marriage with his daughter. After having liberally paid the man who has spent some days in seclusion, he leaves for the city with the doctor and his daughter... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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USA

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English

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12 August 1913 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Quite an amusing film
28 October 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A Fred Mace picture, in which he invades Bunkville as a fledgling doctor. Lacking business, he proceeds to hire a tramp to act as a smallpox patient. In due time he is raking in unlimited sums of money in vaccination fees. All goes well 'till the girl's father, also a doctor, appears on the scene. Quite an amusing film. - The Moving Picture World, August 23, 1913


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