Getting Rid of Algy (1914)

May drops her purse and Percy follows her to the theater to return it. May likes him. but Jim, who secretly loves May, doesn't, and conspires with a gang to get rid of him. Jim doesn't want... See full summary »

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John W. Kellette (scenario) (as John William Kellette), Lloyd Lonergan (scenario)
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Cast

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Cyril Chadwick Cyril Chadwick ... Algy
Mignon Anderson ... May - an Actress
John Reinhardt John Reinhardt ... Jim - May's Sweetheart
Joseph Baker Joseph Baker ... Whitey - a Gangster (as Joe Baker)
Arthur Bauer Arthur Bauer ... A Trunk Dealer
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May drops her purse and Percy follows her to the theater to return it. May likes him. but Jim, who secretly loves May, doesn't, and conspires with a gang to get rid of him. Jim doesn't want him killed, but simply taken out of the way. May and Percy became engaged, to Jim's chagrin, and the gang gets after Percy. Delayed one day, Percy fails to keep an appointment with May to purchase a trunk and follows after. Whitey and the gang closely pursued him. and the gang leader, finding Percy sitting on the edge of May's trunk, pulls him over and into it, locks it up, and goes for a team to take it away. An observing woman sees the act and hastens to the police station to start the machinery of justice going. In the meantime, May exits from the store, and an expressman is given orders to deliver the trunk at her house. The storekeeper puts another trunk in its place for a possible purchaser, and this trunk the gang takes, believing Percy is inside. The cops chase the gang and catch them with ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It is a good plot
30 July 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This is a most strenuous comedy drama especially for Algy. It is a good plot and well handled. The trunk episode is amusing. Some inconsistences prevail throughout, but it pleases. - The Moving Picture World, May 9, 1914


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