chapter  IV
CONCOCTING “CANNED DRAMA”
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To those amateurs about to write " photo-play

plots " I hereby tender the same immortal advice as

Mr. Punch offered to those about to marry, viz.,

" Don't," and this counsel I give to all and sundry

in defiance of the fact that I have the pleasure of

knowing one writer who has never had a single

photo-play rejected yet ; but then, he is not an

amateur.