The Thespian Bandit (1912)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Conway ... Harry - The Thespian Bandit
William Clifford ... Tom
George Gebhardt George Gebhardt ... Dick
Eugenie Forde ... The Landlady
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Storyline

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 ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Comedy | Short | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1912 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nestor Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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