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Handle with Care (1912)

Father and mother on the farm decide to send a box of goodies to their son Charlie, who is at college in a small town. They get everything together on a table and discover that they have no... See full summary »

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Father and mother on the farm decide to send a box of goodies to their son Charlie, who is at college in a small town. They get everything together on a table and discover that they have no case to pack it in. Father drives to a nearby factory which happens to be a powder works, gets a case and takes it home, not noticing stenciling on the case, "Dynamite. Handle With Care." The case is packed and expressed. Pictures then show the careful horror with which the case is handled at the various transfer points. The case arrives at the express office of the college town. The express agent, frightened, does unusual things to insure his safety. He 'phones to the mayor-constable-justice of the peace, head of the college, Charlie and the local fire brigade. All arrive and fearfully examine the case. It is decided that the case must be opened. The victim is balloted for; the constable is chosen. Charlie having received the letter from home, appreciates the joke, further terrifies the community ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 March 1912 (USA)  »

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