|~Universal Ike Has One Foot in the Grave~
Produced & Released by: Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Length: 1 Reel
Runtime: 10 Minutes
Released: March 17, 1914
Universal Ike is badly treated by his nagging wife. She not only refuses to allow him to go out for a
time with the boys, but she even compels him to help with the washing. In addition to all these things
she is a naughty, naughty woman, because she harbors a soft spot in her heart for Sheriff Butternut.
To get even with her Ike takes one too many drinks. While in this pleasant condition he runs across a
bargain sale on second-hand coffins. He then decides that he will further punish his wife by dying. A
friend is in on the hoax and Ike is taken home in the coffin. His sorrowful wife allows herself to be
intimately consoled by Sheriff Butternut, and she even promises to wed him as soon as the funeral is
over. Ike watches his own funeral. Finally, at the graveyard, he frightens all the mourners away,
pushes his wife and the sheriff into the grave which was intended for him and buries them alive.
—Moving Picture World synopsis