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The Hero (1914)

Short | Short, Comedy

Very pretty, very attractive, very young; her name is Maude and she has a beau. He is very fat. Maude is simply crazy about him. She will not consider the attentions of Syd, her brother Bert's pal. One day Maude sits dreaming in the parlor...See moreVery pretty, very attractive, very young; her name is Maude and she has a beau. He is very fat. Maude is simply crazy about him. She will not consider the attentions of Syd, her brother Bert's pal. One day Maude sits dreaming in the parlor, a book of daring adventures lying open in her lap. Syd enters and tries to make love to her. He would like to marry her. "No," says Maude, "I shall marry no one but a hero." Percival arrives a few minutes later and invites Maude to dine with him at the Waldorf. Syd and Bert, hiding behind the portieres, overhear the invitation. They make wry faces and look as though Percival would fare very badly if they only dared. Syd and Bert have ingenious minds. They put all of their ingenuity to work figuring out some way to oust Mr. Percival from Maude's favor. Bert decides to disguise as a brigand and to accost the couple at the restaurant. This will give Syd an opportunity to interfere and to play the hero. The next night Maude and Percival enter and begin to eat. Syd takes a table nearby. Soon a rough, unshaven, fierce-looking individual enters and goes straight to Maude's table. She is terribly frightened. Percival is stunned with terror. The evil-looking man raises his hand and shows that he holds a bomb. Maude screams. Syd, at the next table, rushes over, grabs the villain's arm, wrests the bomb from him and throws it into the ice pitcher. Bert is arrested, but later explains the farce to the officer, who releases him. Syd becomes a hero and takes Percival's place in Maude's favor. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Frederick A. Thomson (as Fred Thomson)
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Updated Feb 25, 1914

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Feb 25, 1914 (United States)

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Hughie Mack
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Frederick A. Thomson
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