Wanted, a Strong Hand (1913)

Annie is the only and motherless child of Mr. Bahr. He has petted and spoiled her. To solve the question, he determines to get married. He advertises for a better half. Mrs. Binks answers ... See full summary »

Director:

Van Dyke Brooke

Writer:

Kate Price (story)
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Cast overview:
Van Dyke Brooke ... Mr. Bahr
Kate Price ... Mrs. Binks, a Widow
Hughie Mack ... Mrs. Binks' Son
Norma Talmadge ... Annie, Mr. Bahr's Daughter

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Annie is the only and motherless child of Mr. Bahr. He has petted and spoiled her. To solve the question, he determines to get married. He advertises for a better half. Mrs. Binks answers the ad in person. He proposes to her and she accepts. She is a widow and has a son. Anna and her father were looking forward to meeting a little boy, but evidently, he has out-grown his age and over-reached it. Anna is too much for her step-mother to handle and has a fixed purpose in her mind to have a whole lot of fun with her boob step-brother, but she has not reckoned with her host. The boy is more than a match for her. He exercises a strong hand over Anna and proves a great influence for good in her behalf. She grows to be a very congenial companion for her stepmother and a great comfort to her father. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Laying a Marine Cable (1913). See more »

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It surely made fun for the audience
30 August 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Norma Talmadge, the child incorrigible, needs a "strong hand," so her father (Van Dyke Brooke) marries widow Price; but it makes no difference till the widow's little boy (Hughey Mack) comes. The fun comes most from the unexpected quarter from which the hand is supplied and a good deal of it is in Hughey. It surely made fun for the audience. The authoress is Widow Price herself. May she write more. The producer is Van Dyke Brooke. - The Moving Picture World, April 26, 1913


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1913 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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