I always like seeing stars when they were younger and this film features a relatively young Lionel Barrymore as a nice guy who is hated by his jealous brother. The brother conks Lionel over the head and he appears to be dead. Fortunately for the bad brother, a robber climbs into the house just after this. The brother runs to get the cops--assuming he can blame the robber for the assault and get away with it! And, it sure looks like the hapless burglar is going to get in very serious trouble indeed--until Barrymore wakes up and tells the cops the burglar DIDN'T hurt him. Then, magnanimously, he forgives his crappy brother and they all live happily ever after. I would have loved it if then they would have had the brother try AGAIN to kill him, but that wouldn't have sat well with the audiences of the day.
By the way, like in some other American Biograph shorts, this one his their "AB" logo on the wall of the home. Who would use this as part of their decorating scheme?!
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