How Patrick's Eyes Were Opened (1912)

Patrick Connolly, a wealthy contractor, sees a charming beauty on the street who attracts him. Pat has a friend who is a "card sharp" and in a place of refreshment they happen to meet and ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Edward O'Connor ... Patrick Connolly (as Edwin O'Connor)
Alice Washburn Alice Washburn ... Patrick's Sweetheart
George Robinson George Robinson ... Mike
Harry Beaumont ... The Salesman
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Storyline

Patrick Connolly, a wealthy contractor, sees a charming beauty on the street who attracts him. Pat has a friend who is a "card sharp" and in a place of refreshment they happen to meet and Pat catches him cheating. Pat's dislike for his friend is very apparent and while he is walking on the street with his new found sweetheart, Mike presents himself and forces an introduction, much to Pat's disgust. Then a salesman comes into Pat's office offering for sale a "projecto-optican," an instrument that can be attached to the 'phone and enable you to see the person with whom you are conversing. Pat shows that he has not much faith in it, but when the salesman asks if he has a lady love he beams with delight and confesses. The salesman attaches the instrument for demonstration. Pat calls up his sweetheart and the demonstration proves successful, for there Pat discovers his rival. In deep regret he buys the invention that he may watch further developments. However, it is to his ultimate ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1912 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Come vennero aperti gli occhi di Patrick 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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Released as a split reel along with the dance short Dream Dances (1912). See more »

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