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Sherlock Bonehead (1914)

Short | Short, Comedy

Chief of Police Ivorytop and Chief of Detectives Sherlock Bonehead, of Rottenport, fall in love with Helen, a girl from the city. Ivorytop and Bonehead receive a visit from Bert Smith, Secret Service Agent, who informs them that $1,000 is ...See moreChief of Police Ivorytop and Chief of Detectives Sherlock Bonehead, of Rottenport, fall in love with Helen, a girl from the city. Ivorytop and Bonehead receive a visit from Bert Smith, Secret Service Agent, who informs them that $1,000 is offered for the capture of Captain Kidd, a smuggler. Determined to secure the reward, Ivorytop and Bonehead go on the trail. The two work independently. Seeing a suspicious-looking character sneaking up the mountainside, Bonehead and Ivorytop follow. Neither suspects that their quarry is Bert in disguise. The chief and the sleuth get into a fight, during which Bert disappears. Accompanied by the entire police force, the two take up the trail again the following day. They see Bert, still in disguise, chasing another man. This individual leaps into a rowboat containing Helen and compels the girl to row the boat toward the other side of the stream. Leaping into another boat, Ivorytop, Bonehead and the police force take up the pursuit. Mere landlubbers, they experienced fifty-seven varieties of trouble, finally upsetting the craft. After floundering about in the stream, the officers swim to shore and get another boat. Helen rows her captor to the shore. When the man turns his back for a moment the girl strikes him on the head with the oar, rendering him unconscious. At this moment. Bert runs up. Ivorytop and Bonehead arrive upon the scene in time to see Bert, who removes his disguise, snap the bracelets on the unconscious man's wrists. The rivals learn with dismay that Bert is Helen's sweetheart. But their anguish is deepened when they are informed that the handcuffed individual is none other than Captain Kidd. and that the reward goes to Helen and the government detective. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Updated Aug 21, 1914

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Aug 21, 1914 (United States)

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John E. Brennan
Chief of Police Ivorytop Chief of Police Ivorytop   See fewer
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Lloyd Hamilton
Chief of Detectives - Sherlock Bonehead (as Lloyd V. Hamilton) Chief of Detectives - Sherlock Bonehead (as Lloyd V. Hamilton)   See fewer
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Ruth Roland
Helen - a Girl from the Ciry Helen - a Girl from the Ciry   See fewer
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Richard Rosson
Bert Smith - Secret Service Agent (as Dick Rosson) Bert Smith - Secret Service Agent (as Dick Rosson)   See fewer
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Chance Ward
Captain Kidd - a Smuggler (as Chance E. Ward) Captain Kidd - a Smuggler (as Chance E. Ward)   See fewer
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Lucille Kellar
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed) Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)   See fewer
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Marshall Neilan
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed) Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)   See fewer
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3.4 / 10 | 9 votes