Jimmie, a baseball fan, reads a notice in the newspapers of an interesting game between two of the leading teams, and feels that his presence is necessary to its success. The typewriter ... See full summary »
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Paul Kelly ... Jimmie
Hazel Neason ... The Stenographer
Edwin R. Phillips ... Jimmie's Boss (as E.R. Phillips)
Rose Tapley ... The Boss's Fiancée
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Jimmie, a baseball fan, reads a notice in the newspapers of an interesting game between two of the leading teams, and feels that his presence is necessary to its success. The typewriter employed in the same office is "on to him" and when he is seized with violent cramps, she is not surprised. But not so with the sympathetic boss, who advises him to get home and receive the kind attentions of his mother. Jimmie goes straight to the baseball grounds and the boss returns to the office, where he finds a newspaper containing an announcement of the ball game on his desk, placed there by the typewriter. The boss sees the announcement and decides to take in the game himself, much to the satisfaction of the typewriter. On his way to the ball field. Jimmie's attention is attracted by a thug who is trying to steal a young lady's pocketbook. Dexterously taking his cigarette from his mouth, he places it to the neck of the thief, saves the young woman's purse and gets a vigorous blow from the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1911 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Gets home to the heart of the spectator and keeps him smiling
13 April 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Three very clever players make a thoroughly enjoyable picture of this little office comedy. It is not a picture that brings out hearty laughter, but it is entirely human and the skill of the three leading players puts it over in a way that gets home to the heart of the spectator and keeps him smiling, which is much better after all. This reviewer enjoyed it more than any picture he has seen in some time more than a week. Jimmie, the office boy, is the human "scape- grace" kid, who will find some way to get to the ball game. Originality is a valuable quality. Jimmie uses it to get to the game and also to save a lady's handbag from a thief. The office stenographer, however, is Jimmie's match in most things. She can hold her end of the office up. Between the two there is always a contest (good-natured underneath) going on to see who is who. When Jimmie has worked his game to get to the ball field, she craftily brings the advertisement of the great ball game to the boss's attention. He decides to go. The stenographer keeps glancing over her shoulder while the boss is reading the ad. Her eyes are black and these glances are impish; it's a very clever play. The boss sees Jimmie at the field, and his job is only saved for him by the lady whose handbag he had saved. The picture is wholly commendable. - The Moving Picture World, September 23, 1911


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