A Modest Hero (1913)

It is house cleaning time. Mother-in-law leaves, but insists that husband must be put to work, but husband hires a man, while he goes fishing. Our hero substitutes himself for the cleaner ... See full summary »

Director:

Dell Henderson

Writer:

George Hennessy
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Cast

Credited cast:
Walter Miller ... The Husband
Lillian Gish ... The Wife
Charles Hill Mailes ... First Thief
John T. Dillon John T. Dillon ... Second Thief
Charles West Charles West ... A Crook / Cleaning Man
Alfred Paget ... First Policeman
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Harry Carey
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Storyline

It is house cleaning time. Mother-in-law leaves, but insists that husband must be put to work, but husband hires a man, while he goes fishing. Our hero substitutes himself for the cleaner and appears to rob the lady of her silver. He is kept too busy, and later proves a hero in spite of himself by rescuing the fair young housewife from the drunken cleaner, who walks in late. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1913 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Biograph Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It is the old kind of story that we have heard called the Biograph stand-by
13 November 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A good offering. It is the old kind of story that we have heard called the Biograph stand-by; but there is a good deal of freshness in it and it not only interests, but excites. The girl is alone in the house with the thug; but the reasons for his being there are not trite, nor is the outcome of it. There is a slightly humorous touch of nature in it that is especially commendable. Walter Miller plays a man too lazy to help his wife (Lillian Gish) clean house, who sends a hired man (Charles Mailes) to take his place and himself goes fishing. The helper stops at a saloon and while he is getting drunk. A second-story man (Harry Carey) goes to the house, claiming to be the helper, and begins work with the purpose of "cleaning the house out." - The Moving Picture World, September 20, 1913


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