Blood & Bosh (1913)

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Main title (6). A number of people sit in a room and wait for a solicitor to announce the benefactors of a will. The solicitor, after unfolding a very large will, announces that the benefactor is a baby. The mother and father of the child stand up and are pleased. However, the other relatives sneer. One of the relatives, a woman - the villainess - calls on the couple at their home and takes the wife - the heroine - and baby away with her. Meanwhile to the rear of the home, at the garden gate, a policeman lounges against the gate post. Two men, one dressed like a magician the other like a squire arrive. They plot and the magician leaves the scene. The squire rings the bell and the husband - the hero - comes out only to be struck on the head by the squire. The hero doubles over but remains standing. The squire asks the polcieman to help him straighten the man up which he does. The policeman then continues to lounge. The squire hops the man along the road. "End of Part 1 (30 minutes interval for change of spool)" (106). "Part 2" (109). The squire hops with the man along a road to a waiting carriage [accelerated photography] and is helped into the carriage by the magician. The carriage stops on a wooded lane and the occupants alight. The magician is approached by a woman and her son who ask for help. The magician promptly hits the boy. The magician leads the man along a road to a gate and makes him pass through the gate without opening it. Inside a cottage two men sit and wait. A hand signals from the door and the magician emerges with the hero. The hero is tied to the table while he blows his nose. A large barrel of gunpowder is placed beside him and a candle lit on top of it. The three men leave. A sawman stops for a break and when he is seated the villainess places the heroine and baby on the rotary saw bench. The man still seated begins to turn the handle which turns the saw, fade to hero still tied to table. "End of Part 2 (Note. Parts 3 and 4 omitted by order of the censor" (276). "Part 5" (28)). The hero is still on the table. The heroine rolls onto the saw blade and it bends. She promptly gets up from the bench and gathers her baby up and rushes off. The sawman walks off. At the corner of a street the heroine calls for a coach. She enters it and it races through various streets [accelerated photography]. The heroine tries to get into the cottage but is unable to enter. She stands by the door thinking and has an idea. She throws the baby over the roof, it lands on the candle and the hero is freed. The woman and her son enter the room and ask for help the hero cannot help them so they leave. Picking the baby up from the floor, the hero escapes through the picture hanging above the fireplace. The heroine waits patiently outside and fails to notice the baby dropped down by her side. The hero's legs are then seen dangling and he drops down beside her onto the baby. The couple are reunited but cannot find the baby until the heroine spots it under the hero's feet. They pick up the baby and rush off to Sir Fizzgigg Pippin the eminent surgeon. The surgeon, dressed as a car driver, is already operating but rolls the man off to help the baby. The villainess and magician are in the room and see the baby is still alive, they quicky leave. The villains are then seen entering a room and interfere with the gas supply by taking out coins. The woman and son appear again at a window and ask for help and are hit by the magician. In the operating room the light fails. The surgeon, and heroic pair go to the gas meter and after finding a coin reinstate the gas supply. The villains attack the gas meter with a broom and it explodes. Meanwhile the operation has been a success and the baby is well again (591).

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