The Ghost in Uniform (1913)

A little orphan boy found that the high cost of living was too much for his income as a seller of newspapers, so he was frequently compelled to sleep outdoors. Being a resourceful chap, ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Lonergan (as Lloyd F. Lonergan)

Writer:

Lloyd Lonergan (scenario) (as Lloyd F. Lonergan)
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Cast

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Marie Eline ... The Young Boy Ghost
Helen Badgley
Frederick H. Waldorf Frederick H. Waldorf ... Himself, Mayor of New Rochelle
John J. O'Brien John J. O'Brien ... Newspaper Buyer
Morris Trohn Morris Trohn
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A little orphan boy found that the high cost of living was too much for his income as a seller of newspapers, so he was frequently compelled to sleep outdoors. Being a resourceful chap, however, he got a bright idea when he noticed that the police of a certain precinct were moving from one station house to another. Without consulting anyone the youngster moved into the abandoned building by entering a rear window. He had an additional piece of luck, for he found an old uniform coat and helmet which had been left behind by one of the policemen. The garment made an excellent overcoat and nightrobe combined, and under the sergeant's desk was a spot well sheltered from drafts, where the youngster soon fell into a sleep. Had he been the only one to cast envious eyes upon the old station, it might have been his home for a long time. It happened, however, that two tramps saw the building which to them was an old acquaintance, as they had frequently been prisoners there. They decided to pass ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1913 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A slight plot
31 July 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A comedy offering with a slight plot, in which the Thanhouser Kid creeps into the deserted police station to pass the night, after losing his crippled sister. He frightens away two tramps, by exhibiting a uniform and hat on a stick. They return later, with some officers, and the boy is discovered to be the supposed ghost. He then finds his sister. - The Moving Picture World, March 8, 1913


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