One of the several tramps who are living in huts on the outskirts of a little village, wanders away from his companions, and going over to a haystack, he lies down to have a quiet little ... See full summary
Careless Tramp (1909) Online
One of the several tramps who are living in huts on the outskirts of a little village, wanders away from his companions, and going over to a haystack, he lies down to have a quiet little rest. In his happy idleness, the careless fellow lights his pipe, and some sparks set the hay on fire. The tramp barely escapes with his life, and rushes away down the country road. Some peasants working in the field see the fire, and while part of them rush off to give the alarm to the country fire department, the others start in pursuit of the fleeing incinerator. Soon the volunteer fire fighters are upon the scene, and, after a fierce fight, they finally extinguish the blaze, but not until it has destroyed the year's crop of hay. So incensed are the peasants that they form a posse and start in pursuit of the tramp who has caused such a loss through his dire carelessness. After a long and tiresome chase they finally overtake the fugitive, and, carrying him to a tree, they string him up, leaving him ...
Original French title is undetermined.
Released in the US as a split reel along with Moeurs caucasiennes (1909).