Released 11/21/13 by Universal/Nestor; Director: Al Christie; Screenplay: not credited; 1 reel

CAST: Lon Chaney (Eddie)

SYNOPSIS: Ramona is fond of pets, but her hubby, Eddie, has a horror of all animals. The parrots bite him and the monkeys show their teeth at him. They receive a wire from Eddie's uncle saying that his circus has gone broke and that he is sending his pet elephant to Eddie to take care of. Despite his protests, Ramona sends Eddie to pick up the beast. First, Eddie has to pay a $300 shipping bill and then the stable he has rented does not allow him to keep the elephant there. When they try to keep the creature in the yard, the neighbors complain and the authorities order it removed. The last scene of the beast shows him dragging a furniture van with Ramona sitting on top and Eddie leading.

"In this comedy it is probable that most of the fun will come from the antics of the animals, two of which are featured--a monkey and an elephant. The osculatory feats of the former are bound to convulse any house." --Moving Picture World

© 1996,2008 Jon C. Mirsalis

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