A Cure for Pokeritis

(Vitagraph Company of America, 1912)

George Brown’s love of poker keeps him at the club long into the night, much to the dismay of his wife Mary. He promises to quit the cards, but a week later he comes home with an invitation to a new club that, coincidentally enough, meets the same time as his old poker night. Mary, growing suspicious, enlists the help of her cousin Freddie to get to the bottom of it and cure George of his poker habit once and for all.


Starring John Bunny and Flora Finch
Directed by Laurence Trimble




Image quality:



480p SD


12 minutes



This video is not available for individual purchase. It can only be had as part of the following video collections or DVDs:

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    The Films of John Bunny (DVD)
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    Four Vitagraph Comedians (DVD)
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