The Shanghaied Cowboys
movie

The Shanghaied Cowboys

Director: Al Christie

Year: 1912

Plot: The foreman of the O.D. Ranch is having the "deuce and all" of a time with his cooks. The last edition fires herself while in her usual unsober condition. The foreman plans a treat for the boys and engages a real live French cook. The boys are expectantly awaiting results and have brought a large appetite along with them. M. Caspar is introduced and greets one or two of the boys in enthusiastic style, leaving them wiping their faces in disgust, The course dinner is served in small portions and the finger bowl water duly drunk and the boys ask tor something to eat. Caspar is enraged, and goes. The boys adjourn, drink long and deep and hie themselves to a box car to talk it over. Deep slumber overtakes them and breaks up an interesting debate. The box car lands them in a seaport town. The captain of the "Nancy Lee" is over particular about the polishing of his deck and brasses. The seamen don't like the job and they desert in a body. The captain and the mate go ashore. They cannot sail without a crew. Disappointment drives them to a saloon, and there they find a bunch of mystified cowboys trying to find out where they are and why. A bright idea strikes the captain, and for a slight consideration the barkeeper adds something to the grog, which sends them into dreamland once more. When they awake they are confronted by the captain and his mate, are forced to don togs and holystone decks and clamber into the rigging. They do it unwillingly and ungracefully. The boys concoct a plan. They wait their chances and lasso the captain and the mate and force the man at the wheel to steer for terra firma. Arriving, they take the first train home and are received with open arms by the puzzled foreman and two delightful girls, who are assisting the repentant and reinstated cooky "of the first part" in the culinary department.—Moving Picture World synopsis
Original Title: The Shanghaied Cowboys
Director: Al Christie
Producer: David Horsley
Type: movie
Year: 1912
Genres: Short, Comedy, Western
Cast: William Lloyd , Eddie Lyons , Lee Moran , Donald MacDonald , Charley Rogers , Russell Bassett , William A. Carroll , Sylvia Ashton , Milton Brown , Lee Morris
Countries: United States
Languages: None , English
Color Info: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Mix: Silent
Original Air Date: 22 Nov 1912 (USA)
Production Companies: Nestor Film Company
Distributors: Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Producer: David Horsley