The Fable of How Wisenstein Did Not Lose Out to Buttinsky (1916)

Once there was a Steady who over-played his Stand-in and came within an Ace of losing his Ticket. One Evening he took a Friend with him to inspect the One Best Bet. The Friend, a clever ... See full summary »

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George Ade (story)

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Ullrich Haupt Ullrich Haupt
Alice McChesney
Harry Watson ... (as Harry B. Watson)
Royal Douglas Royal Douglas ... (as Royal Douglass)
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Once there was a Steady who over-played his Stand-in and came within an Ace of losing his Ticket. One Evening he took a Friend with him to inspect the One Best Bet. The Friend, a clever two-handed boy, had practiced a few folds of his own. He declared himself in on the Close-up and made it a Three-some. Neither was a Quitter. Wisenstein played a deep system. He painted Buttinsky in bright colors and told the girl that lot of Women were spreading their nets for dear old Buttinsky. When the lady urged Buttinsky to demonstrate his Accomplishments he sang in a tenor that straightened the Princess out and had her biting at the Doilies. He helped matters a lot by advising the Princess to have no Dealings with a man who Drank, meaning Wisenstein. She became indignant because he roasted his friend who had always spoken so Lovely of him, and immediately classed Buttinsky as a false alarm. Moral: Beware of the Friend who tells how Good you are. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1916 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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