Talk:A Cure for Pokeritis

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The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that the 1912 short film A Cure for Pokeritis was about a woman who arranged a fake police raid on her husband's weekly poker game?
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Character names[edit]

There's some disagreement in the literature about the names of the main characters. The 1912 Moving Picture World plot summary gives their names as Bunny and Mrs. Sharpe (and John Bunny's character is named Bunny Sharpe in some period Vitagraph advertising). A few modern sources seem to have inherited this, although not generally the reliable ones suitable for Wikipedia (at the time of this writing, IMDB names them the Sharpes). However, at least in the print that is currently available (and viewable on the Internet Archive), the characters are unquestionably identified as George and Mary Brown in a letter that appears onscreen at about 7:52. Most other reliable sources that name the characters call them the Browns, as well. Because our MOS for film titles (and, presumably, characters) suggests we follow from the primary source in case of confusion, I've had the bulk of the article go with George and Mary Brown due to the letter in the film. As to why there's even two sets of names in the first place ... neither I, nor any evident sources, seem to suggest any reason at all. Squeamish Ossifrage (talk) 15:53, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

The name "Brown" may have been used to make the names of the main characters "Brown and Bigelow." This article doesn't refer to that advertising company but the article about Cassius Marcellus Coolidge who painted the "Dogs Playing Poker" pictures, referred to here, does. One might suspect that Brown and Bigelow had something to do with this movie, perhaps having the letter scene inserted in the re-release. This is sheer speculation, of course. (talk) 18:02, 23 February 2018 (UTC) Eric

Film title[edit]

In the intro paragraph, it's stated that A Cure for Pokeritis is a re-release "alternate title"; however, nowhere is mentioned the film's original title. I think that the original title should be an important part of the article. If the original title is unknown, lost, or if this type of short was typically untitled, I think that info should be mentioned as well. (And to think of it, there can't be an "alternate title" if there wasn't an original title to begin with!) 2600:8800:786:A300:C23F:D5FF:FEC4:D51D (talk) 05:39, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

I think you're missing the "Sure" in the re-release title. Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 07:04, 23 February 2018 (UTC)