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The Proof (1915)

Short | Short, Drama

Astorbilt, Jones, Drew and Smith are smoking together at the club. A discussion as to whether an amateur thief could rob a house and get away with it arises. Astorbilt says he could. Jones takes him up at once. Drew tells Smith of a ...See moreAstorbilt, Jones, Drew and Smith are smoking together at the club. A discussion as to whether an amateur thief could rob a house and get away with it arises. Astorbilt says he could. Jones takes him up at once. Drew tells Smith of a private insane asylum nearby and they agree to have Astorbilt rob it, he not knowing what manner of house he is to rob. It is agreed that he bring some proof to show he succeeded in his undertaking. Astorbilt gains entrance to the asylum. He hears queer noises, and on investigating hears that Bella is in distress. His gallantry is aroused. He gains entrance to her room to save her. He is rather disappointed in Bella's appearance, but chivalrously put this aside and plans to rescue her. The lady's actions are not consistent, however, and her screams awaken the household. The doctor, Molly and O'Toole come quickly to her rescue. The doctor mistakes Astorbilt for one of his patients and after severely lecturing O'Toole for letting him escape, orders him to put Astorbilt in a cell. Molly feels sorry for him. She thinks he looks hungry. She ransacks the ice-box and brings him up a tempting meal. She becomes interested in her handsome patient and soon sees a mistake has been made. Astorbilt tells her his story and she agrees to help him escape. She is afraid of what the doctor will say when he finds him gone, so Astorbilt persuades her to fly with him and so escape blame. The conspirators are waiting at the place agreed demanding proof. Astorbilt brings in Molly, saying, "she is the dearest treasure of the asylum." The others agree and so Astorbilt wins his bet. They all take glasses and toast Molly and Astorbilt. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Ben F. Wilson (as Ben Wilson)
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Aug 3, 1915 (United States)

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