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The Insurance Nightmare

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1915
  • Chance Ward

Summary

In an evil moment, Fosdick, who has barely escaped being bit by an automobile, tells his club mates that he intends to take out life insurance. This gets to the cars of Doyle and Drake, insurance agents. Bobby Brass, in love with Fosdick's daughter May, also hears of the incident. Fosdick's life is immediately made a burden. Doyle and Drake pursue him like grim death. In desperation, Fosdick turns upon the two men and beats them up. The agents flee in terror. Bobby, however, aided by May, plans a regular campaign in his effort to insure his prospective papa-in-law. When Fosdick reaches his office, he is confronted by a huge sign on his desk bearing the legend, "Bobby Brass, Insurance." Similar signs face him when he has lunch and when he mounts the veranda of his home. Every dish placed before him that evening contains Bobby's card. The 'phone constantly brings him messages from his future son-in-law. Wild with nervousness, poor Fosdick goes to bed. But sleep brings him no relief. A huge monster, representing all insurance agents, torments him in his dreams. Waking with a scream, Fosdick. donning an overcoat over his pajamas, hastens to Bobby's house. Despite the lateness of the hour, he insists upon signing his application. This done, Fosdick heaves a sigh of relief, hastens home and to bed.

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Credits

Cast

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Fosdick - a Nervous Old ManCharles Inslee
May Fosdick - the DaughterMarin Sais
Bobby Brass - an Insurance AgentA. Munden
Jack DoyleC.E. Rogers
George DrakeHarry Griffith

Crew

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DirectorChance Ward

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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