Big Otto's circus comes to a standstill when the old showman sees a farmhand creeping under the canvas to see the show. He attempts to oust the farmer and a fight ensues. As an outcome Big ... See full summary »

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William V. Mong

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William V. Mong
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Otto Breitkreutz ... Big Otto (as Big Otto Breitkreutz)
Toodles ... Toodles (as Toodles the Elephant)
Mildred Holland ... Jeannette - a Circus Rider (as Millie Holland)
Frank Langlotham Frank Langlotham ... Manager of the Circus
George T. Welsh ... The Fat Boy
Antonio Olivetta Antonio Olivetta ... The Band Leader
Edwin Boring Edwin Boring ... The Country Boy (as Edwin Baring)
W.T. Comerford W.T. Comerford ... The Constable
Sam Pickens Sam Pickens ... The Country Baker
Max Herman Max Herman ... The Baker's Clerk (as Max Hermann)
Adrienne Kroell ... The Baker's Daughter
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Big Otto's circus comes to a standstill when the old showman sees a farmhand creeping under the canvas to see the show. He attempts to oust the farmer and a fight ensues. As an outcome Big Otto is held in defray of bonds, and his circus is attached. Under cover of darkness Big Otto steals out, releases his pal, Toddles, the trained elephant, and make his escape. The pair is overtaken, but at a word from Otto, the elephant charges the "bloodhounds of the law," and thereafter their road is clear. After many trials and hardships the big beast climbs into a freight train and drags his master in after him. Later they arrive in a town where a friendly circus is playing and the two old pals are given deserved employment. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy | Drama

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The almost human naturalness of this big beast's doings makes them delightfully funny
20 August 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

The interest in this picture centers in the intelligence of the elephant. This big beast is Otto's pal and they are both in trouble together, one being much in debt and the other having been attached by the sheriff because of said debts. Big Otto leads his old friend and together they escape. The elephant enters a freight car and drags his master after him. They arrive in a town where there is a baker shop. After a night's rest the big pal makes a raid on the loaves of bread and then rushes the growler at the town pump. The almost human naturalness of this big beast's doings makes them delightfully funny. It is a very good comedy. Perhaps it is too slight to serve as a feature; but it has the right quality and will surely be popular. It is not quite full length; is very well photographed and the audience liked it. - The Moving Picture World, February 10, 1912


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1912 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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