The Godmother (1912)

Everything is arranged by Dick and his college chums to have their sweethearts from the city, with their chaperone, visit them to spend the day. At the eleventh hour the boys receive a ... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Ince

Writer:

Beta Breuil (as Mrs. Beta Breuil)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marshall P. Wilder ... The Tailor / The Godmother
Hughie Mack ... Tubby - First Boy
Warner Richmond ... Dick - Second Boy
Edward Thomas Edward Thomas ... Third Boy (as Edwin Thomas)
Herbert Barry Herbert Barry ... Fourth Boy (as Herbert L. Barry)
Lucille Lee Stewart Lucille Lee Stewart ... First Girl (as Lucy Lee)
Anita Stewart ... Second Girl (as Anna Stewart)
Rosemary Theby ... Third Girl
Beta Breuil ... Fourth Girl
Edith Storey ... Fifth Girl
Lillian Walker ... Sixth Girl
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Everything is arranged by Dick and his college chums to have their sweethearts from the city, with their chaperone, visit them to spend the day. At the eleventh hour the boys receive a telephone message from the girls informing them that their chaperone has disappointed them, and they will not be able to come. The boys are disconsolate. While they are deploring the matter, their tailor, the ninth part of a man, enters. Struck with a sudden idea, they seize him and compel him to impersonate Dick's godmother. His protests are useless. Dick calls up the girls and tells them his godmother has kindly consented to chaperone the party and they can come with perfect propriety, to the dinner which they have prepared for them. The young rascals then instruct the tailor to pretend he is deaf and dumb. The girls come at the expected hour, but are very much surprised when they see Dick's funny little godmother. In order to give the young people a chance to enjoy themselves, the godmother begs to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1912 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Film debut of Rosemary Theby. See more »

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The situation is very slight
19 February 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Marshall P. Wilder plays a "godmother" under compulsion. Four boys needed a chaperone. They had found that the aunt of four girls, who had planned a visit to the college dormitory, had fallen sick. The tailor came with clothing he had been pressing and they saw a possibility in him, so impressed him into service, dressing him up as an old woman. He gets his revenge. There are laughs in it due to Mr. Wilder's presence. The situation is very slight. As entertainment the offering is fair. The four youths (one can't call them boys) arc Hughie Mack, H.L. Barry, R. Richmond and E. Thomas. The girls are Lucy Lee, Anna Stewart and Rosemary Theby. The authoress is Mrs. Breuil. It was produced by Ralph Ince. - The Moving Picture World, October 19, 1912


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