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This film was also called Crooky Scruggs ... More Less

This film was also called Crooky Scruggs . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
10 Jul 15
p. 67, 88
MPN
17 Apr 15
pp. 92-93.
MPN
24 Apr 15
p. 15.
MPN
10 Apr 15
p. 248.
MPN
10 Jul 15
p. 8.
MPW
3 Jul 15
p. 82.
MPW
17 Jul 15
p. 568.
NYDM
30 Jun 15
p. 28.
VLP
Aug 15
p. 36.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Blue Ribbon Comedy Feature
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
WRITER
Scen
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Crooky Scruggs
Release Date:
12 July 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
28 June 1915
Copyright Number:
LP5812
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Convict Crooky Scruggs escapes from prison and goes to New York where he meets Westerner Bob Roberts. The two become friends and they check into a posh hotel together. Meanwhile, Wall Street broker John W. Dough, whom Roberts unsuccessfully had tried to see, needs money and decides to get it from Roberts. Dough and his secretary, Jack Willis, mistake Crooky for Roberts and take him to their office. There he flirts with Dough's sister Susan and daughter Dora after giving Dough Robert's check. The police arrest Roberts, believing him to be Crooky, but soon his real identity is established, and they all look for Crooky at Dough's house. He escapes just in time and manages to get back inside prison just before the police can arrest him for stealing Susan's ... +


Convict Crooky Scruggs escapes from prison and goes to New York where he meets Westerner Bob Roberts. The two become friends and they check into a posh hotel together. Meanwhile, Wall Street broker John W. Dough, whom Roberts unsuccessfully had tried to see, needs money and decides to get it from Roberts. Dough and his secretary, Jack Willis, mistake Crooky for Roberts and take him to their office. There he flirts with Dough's sister Susan and daughter Dora after giving Dough Robert's check. The police arrest Roberts, believing him to be Crooky, but soon his real identity is established, and they all look for Crooky at Dough's house. He escapes just in time and manages to get back inside prison just before the police can arrest him for stealing Susan's jewels. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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