Three actors, Tom, Dick and Harry, have had a tough season, but the landlady needs the money just the same and comes to their door. Tom and Dick instantly hide, leaving Harry to pacify her as best he can. A little later, when they see the following headlines in a newspaper: "Good actors are in great demand in California for moving pictures. Fourteen companies operating in and about Los Angeles." Tom and Dick conceive the brilliant idea of going out west. Harry objects that they have no money for food on the way, let alone railroad fare, but Tom quietly helps himself to Harry's pin, watch and ring, which he pawns to get their food and declares they will ride in a box car. That night, they put one over on the landlady by slipping out without paying and hurry to the train yards, where they conceal themselves in an empty car and are soon on their way west. Early the next morning, the brakeman appears and tells them unless they "come across" with a little coin, he will put them off. As ...
Moving Picture World synopsis