Spider Barlow's Soft Spot

Release Date:   12/17/1915
Distributor:   Mutual
Reels:   1
Brand:   Flying A
Genre:   Comedy
Director:   Charles Bartlett
Confirmed Cast:   Winnifred Greenwood, George Field
Story Summary:

Spider Barlow's Soft Spot

It is the day before Christmas and all through the house Spider and Spike find no indication that the holiday will be for them a merry one. Spider and Spike are burglars. Walking the streets late that day, they come upon a group of urchins looking longingly into a toy-shop window, at a brilliant assortment of toys and other things that go to make a merry Christmas for the little folks. The soft spot in Spider's heart is touched as he sees these children with their noses pressed against the glass. He proposes to Spike that they combine their talents and give the youngsters a Christmas which they long will remember.

The Christmas preparations for the wealthy Perry home are being made. The children have gone to bed and father and mother Perry are busily decorating the tree and setting out toys of every kind and description. When they retire, Spider and Spike enter. They play Santa Claus with reverse English. filling their bag with the presents banked high around the Perry tree. The Perry children are quarrelsome little mites, and greedy. There is little sympathy for them when Spider and Spike strip the presents from their tree.

Dressed in Santa Claus garb, they pass policemen unmolested. They make straight for the homes of the urchins where they deposit the many toys they have stolen. Wide-eyed urchins in the morning - and Spider and Spike feel amply repaid for their night of thievery, by the happy little faces that wish them merry Christmas. The two are further repaid when Mrs. Malone, to whom belong a number of the urchins, invites them both to dinner. Spider and Spike fall to with a vengeance and none in the barely furnished room are more happy than these reprobates.

Moving Picture World, December 11, 1915

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