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The Boob (1912)

Short | Comedy, Short

Joe Brooks, possessed with more than the average small town ambition, saves up his dimes and dollars until he has a fair sized bank-roll. Everything seems to point to an early wedding between Joe and Nellie Jones, the town belle, who has ...See moreJoe Brooks, possessed with more than the average small town ambition, saves up his dimes and dollars until he has a fair sized bank-roll. Everything seems to point to an early wedding between Joe and Nellie Jones, the town belle, who has shown a strong liking for him. Brooks has won her only after an extended wooing, during which his rival Frank Smith gradually slipped into second place in her affections. Nellie's happiness and faith in her sweetheart is shattered when he becomes enamored with Dolly Flasher, the coquettish leading lady of the Za Za Comedy Co., which makes its advent into the town about this time, carrying with it a raft of unpaid bills, sheriff's attachment papers, and a bevy of pretty girls. Dolly, seeing no other chance in sight, makes the most of her acquaintance with the "boob," in the hope of securing enough money to pay railroad fares for herself and the others back to New York. She uses all the coquettish art at her command and soon has the "boob" following her around like a trained puppy, much to the amusement of the other actors, and the jealous disgust of her regular show fellow. The scheme works and Joe "The Boob," supplies the necessary cash. Now thoroughly infatuated with Dolly, he follows her to the big city, where he succeeds in spending the remainder of his carefully saved bank-roll. When he has finally learned his lesson and is completely down and out, Dolly and her friends chip in and send him back home. He arrives just in time to see his one-time sweetheart, Nellie, and his former rival Frank, depart on their honeymoon, amid the merry banterings of their happy friends, and "The Boob," now sadder but wiser, turns away to start life anew. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Director
Otis Thayer (as Otis B. Thayer)
Writer
Henry Kaige (as Henry G. Kaige)
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Updated Aug 9, 1912

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Aug 9, 1912 (United States)

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Lester Cuneo
Joe Brooks - the Boob Joe Brooks - the Boob   See fewer
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Florence Dye
Nellie Jones - the Village Girl Nellie Jones - the Village Girl   See fewer
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William Duncan
Frank Smith - Nellie's Sweetheart Frank Smith - Nellie's Sweetheart   See fewer
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Myrtle Stedman
Dolly Flasher - the Leading Lady Dolly Flasher - the Leading Lady   See fewer
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Rex De Rosselli
Mr. Jordon - the Company Manager Mr. Jordon - the Company Manager   See fewer
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Marshall Stedman
Howard Heming - the Leading Man Howard Heming - the Leading Man   See fewer
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Otis Thayer
The Booking Agent (as Otis B. Thayer) The Booking Agent (as Otis B. Thayer)   See fewer
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