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Bill the office boy wants the boss to get an electric fan so he warms the thermometer up, and makes him think it is very warm. The fan is brought and put in Bill's room by mistake. Jimmy, ... See full summary
Bill the office boy wants the boss to get an electric fan so he warms the thermometer up, and makes him think it is very warm. The fan is brought and put in Bill's room by mistake. Jimmy, the electrician, teaches Bill how to gamble with the fan by numbering the blades. The idea works out well, though there is going on in the Boss' office a conference between Trust Magnates, and the Boss would like to know why the fan hasn't arrived. Various other office boys join the little game outside, for nickels, and one loses under what he thinks is fraud. So he goes downstairs and complains to a policeman, who comes upstairs to raid the game. In the meantime, it has ended in so loud an argument that the Boss has come out and found the fan, and taken it into his private office. There the Magnates see the numbers on the blades and Bill is sent for to explain them. He does so, and the Magnates get interested and open a game themselves, to Hadley's disgust, he wanting them to attend to business. At ...

Fourth entry in the Bill the Office Boy short comedy series.

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    • Author: Swift Summer
    This is No. 4 of Bill, the Office Boy series. It demonstrates entertainingly how Bill induces the manager to buy an electric fan. Later he holds the anxious financial callers by leading them to play roulette with the fan. A good comedy plot worked out in a pleasing manner. - The Moving Picture World, August 29, 1914
  • Cast overview:
    Tammany Young Tammany Young - Bill - the Office Boy
    Fay Tincher Fay Tincher - Ethel - the Stenographer
    Tod Browning Tod Browning - James Hadley
    Edward Dillon Edward Dillon - Policeman (as Eddie Dillon)
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