|Director||Edwin S. Porter|
|Plot||Synopsis of scenes: The Simple Life. A young fisherman, content with life. A good wife. Winsome little girl. Pursues his calling. At peace with the world. The Darkening Cloud. A base idler. Surfeited with pleasure. Cruising on his yacht. Stops at fisherman's cottage. "Breaks Bread." Casts longing eyes on wife, starts plotting. A Happy Trio. On the beach. Fisher mending boat. Little girl. Boy sweetheart. Faithful "Carlo" (Big Newfoundland). Watch the father. Romp about. Gather flowers and shells. Enjoy life as children do. At the Cottage. Fisherman's wife alone. Sings at her work, interrupted by idler. He makes advances. Brave woman indignant. Dreads a "scene." Warns idler. Husband expected. Idler reckless. Attempts to kiss. Fisher returns. Caught in the act. Well trounced. Barely escapes with life. Threatens vengeance. Departs crestfallen. A Dastard's Deed. On the beach. Children alone, playing in boat. Watched by idler. Awaits chance. Removes oars. Bores hole. Cuts boat adrift. Children unconscious of danger. Drift to sea. Idler gloats. A Terrible Moment. Caught in the tide. Children realize danger. No help near. Boat sinking. Night approaches. Boy a hero. Kisses girl. Swims for help. Struggles ashore. Staggers for aid. "Carlo" to the Rescue. Mother's despair. Neighbors console. Boy arrives. Off to the beach. "Carlo" leads. Dilemma. No way to reach child. Boy thinks of "Carlo." Dog understands. Takes the water. Breathless suspense. "Carlo" Earns a Medal. In the nick of time "Carlo" overtakes boat. About to sink. Child overboard. Carlo" saves her. Swims ashore. Joyful reception. Searchers return. Had lost hope. Boy helps girl ashore. Glad reunion. Father tells of idler's end. "Carlo" the hero of the hour.... search for A Dumb Hero on IMDb|
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