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Bill's Board Bill (1914)

Short | Short, Comedy

While Bored Bill wonders where his next meal is to come from opportunity hits him so hard that it knocks him flat. A thief being chased by police, throws a suitcase over the fence. It hits Bill on the head. The hobo finds an expensive suit...See moreWhile Bored Bill wonders where his next meal is to come from opportunity hits him so hard that it knocks him flat. A thief being chased by police, throws a suitcase over the fence. It hits Bill on the head. The hobo finds an expensive suit of clothes in the suitcase. He dons it. A "boarder wanted" ad attracts his attention. He proceeds to the house and rents a room. Mrs. Cross, the landlady, feeds Bill on the fat of the land for the next two weeks. She then learns that Bill cannot pay his board. The woman confiscates his clothes. When Bill wakes up he discovers himself garmentless. He finds a lady's dress, however. Putting it on, he tries to escapes by climbing down the rain spout. A constable on the lookout for Second-story Sal, and the $50 reward offered for her capture, places Bill under arrest. The landlady learns of Bill's attempted escape. Before the constable is allowed to cart his prisoner away he is compelled to pay Bill's board. Bill, however, convinces the judge that he is not the female thief. He is discharged. The constable thinks of the money he has paid to Mrs. Cross. Determined to get his money's worth out of Bill, the man lugs him off to the woodpile. With his captor standing inexorably over him. Bill is compelled to work out his two weeks of luxury. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Jan 2, 1914 (United States)

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John E. Brennan
Bored Bill - a Hobo Bored Bill - a Hobo   See fewer
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Ruth Roland
Mrs. Cross - the Landlady Mrs. Cross - the Landlady   See fewer
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