It Wasn't Poison After All (1913)

A mischievous little boy employed in a drug store, resents the clerk's domineering manner and vows he'll be revenged. His opportunity comes when the drug clerk compounds a cough remedy. As ... See full summary »

Director:

C.J. Williams (as C. Jay Williams)

Writer:

Mark Swan
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Cast

Cast overview:
Frank A. Lyons ... The Druggist
Harry Beaumont ... The Druggist's Clerk
Andy Clark ... The Druggist's Son (as Andrew J. Clark)
Edward O'Connor ... The Man with the Basket
Arthur Housman ... The Man with the Sore Throat
Julian Reed Julian Reed ... Dr. Knightbell
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A mischievous little boy employed in a drug store, resents the clerk's domineering manner and vows he'll be revenged. His opportunity comes when the drug clerk compounds a cough remedy. As soon as the clerk has filled the prescription and the customer has departed with the medicine the boy exchanges a bottle containing syrup for one marked poison and then deliberately accuses the clerk of having poisoned someone. The druggist overhears the accusation and after a hasty investigation concludes his clerk is guilty of an awful mistake. The druggist, feeling the responsibility of it all, berates the clerk in loud tones, attracting a crowd of curious people. Great excitement prevails, the clerk is arrested and the customer, described as a man with a basket who bought the supposed poison, is eagerly sought for in all directions. The druggist is seen to run up one street and down another, accosting every man who carries a basket, but in each case he "gets in wrong," for it proves to be the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1913 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Edison Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Edison Company production number 7267. See more »

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Its author, Mark Swan, has provided a tip-top situation
13 August 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A very fair comedy picture. Its author, Mark Swan, has provided a tip- top situation, which has been produced by C.J. Williams. A druggist's son fixes bottles so that his father's clerk thinks he has put poison in a prescription, and then we see what comes of it. The spectators found it enjoyable, and at times laughed heartily. There is much in it that is farcical, and this pads entertainingly, but is now and then a bit thin. Harry Beaumont is the clerk; Andrew Clark, the boy; F.A. Lyon, the druggist; Edward O'Connor, the man who buys the medicine for Arthur Houseman, a sick man. - The Moving Picture World, March 22, 1913


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