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Cupid vs. Cigarettes (1912)

Bert Caldwell, a young man about town, is an inveterate smoker of cigarettes. One day on the beach he meets Edith Gardner. Bert falls in love with her, but Edith takes offense at his habit ... See full summary »

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Bert Caldwell, a young man about town, is an inveterate smoker of cigarettes. One day on the beach he meets Edith Gardner. Bert falls in love with her, but Edith takes offense at his habit of smoking. In order to see something of her, Bert pretends to fall ill. Not at all deceived by his ruse, Edith allows him to think she has been taken in and carts him off to a private hospital. Soon after arriving Bert sets fire to his bed while stealing a smoke. That afternoon he is informed that his illness is of so serious a nature that it necessitates an immediate operation. Bert, in a panic, tries to escape, but s caught and brought back. He then confesses his imposture, promises never to smoke again and is allowed to depart. At the door of the hospital be encounters a friend and is again induced to smoke. Edith catches him breaking his promise and when he calls again he is refused admittance. He hangs around her door and when she comes out, he again pleads his love. She takes him into her ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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15 September 1912 (USA)  »

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