Alkali Ike's Mother-in-Law (1913)

For some unknown reason or other, Alkali Ike cannot get along with his wife. To make matters worse, Mrs. Alkali invites her mother to visit her. Mother-in-law starts right in trying to ... See full summary »
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Augustus Carney ... Alkali Ike
Margaret Joslin ... The Mother-in-Law
Evelyn Selbie ... Mrs. Alkali Ike
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For some unknown reason or other, Alkali Ike cannot get along with his wife. To make matters worse, Mrs. Alkali invites her mother to visit her. Mother-in-law starts right in trying to reform her son-in-law. Alkali meets her at the railroad station, and instead of hiring a bus to carry up her baggage, she makes Alkali carry three or four hat boxes, a parrot, and a trunk, on his back to the house. Alkali enters the house, throws his hat on the table. Mother-in-law sees this, takes Alkali by the hair and gently but firmly requests him to hang his hat up where it belongs. That night Alkali Ike decides to visit his friends at the Green Turtle, but mother-in-law decides that he will remain right in the house and listen to her selections on the organ. Wifey assists her mother by rendering a solo. Alkali finally sneaks out. He purchases a book teaching hypnotism, and what he doesn't do to his mother-in-law is a caution. Wifey interferes just as her mother is about to make her exit from the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1913 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Niles, California, USA

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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We like her discipline of the brute
4 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

In the early scenes, Alkali needs a mother-in-law who can trounce him well and soon, to the spectator's contentment, she comes. We like her discipline of the brute, but he turns, gets hold of a book on hypnotism and she is powerless. As soon as the book comes into the picture, its quality changes and the fun almost drops out of it; it becomes burlesque. Yet the audience seemed to like all of it, liked the way mother "comes back." The camera work is clear. - The Moving Picture World, May 24, 1913


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