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A Rube Conductor (1915)
Short | Short, Comedy

Two rubes arrive in the city. They meet two "sons of rest" who ask them for the price of a meal. Noticing the stocking in which the rubes keep their money, the two hobos plan to steal it, but something in their faces arouse the rubes' ...See moreTwo rubes arrive in the city. They meet two "sons of rest" who ask them for the price of a meal. Noticing the stocking in which the rubes keep their money, the two hobos plan to steal it, but something in their faces arouse the rubes' suspicion and they leave hurriedly. They place the money in the grip, and set it down laughing at their narrow escape. The tramps are stealthily following and steal the grip at the first opportune moment. The rubes follow in a chase through the city but the tramps get away. Sadly the rubes return, and while strolling aimlessly through the park they meet a pretty girl. They both endeavor to outshine each other in winning the fair one's admiration, with the result that they soon get into a fight, and the sudden appearance of the girl's sweetheart adds to the trouble. The rubes soon discover that they are broke and must look for work. They see an advertisement in the newspaper calling for motormen and conductors, and apply for the jobs. They are put to work on the same car, and while on duty, along comes the girl whom they had quarreled over. The conductor has the advantage, and makes himself agreeable, while the motorman nurses a secret rage. When the girl gets off, the conductor gallantly gets off, too, and assists her when suddenly the motorman puts on full speed, and the conductor is forced to run after the car. When he finally catches up with it, he and his one-time chum get into a fight. A policeman comes along and, fearing arrest, they throw him down and run. They finally land in a cellar where the two tramps have hidden to divide up the money, and in the scuffle that follows, the rubes succeed in getting back their belongings. As they walk off arm in arm, they swear in future no woman shall interfere with their friendship. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Alexander F. Frank (as Alex Frank)
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Updated Apr 8, 1915

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Apr 8, 1915 (United States)

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