Getting Up a Practice (1913)

Becoming impatient waiting for patients, young Doctor Bob Lyons is about discouraged. To add to his misery, his sweetheart's father, Mr. Irving, distinctly objects to Emily, his daughter, ... See full summary »

Directors:

Maurice Costello, William V. Ranous (as W.V. Ranous)

Writer:

Marguerite Bertsch (story)
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Credited cast:
Maurice Costello ... Dr. Lyons
Clara Kimball Young ... Emily Irving, Dr. Lyons' Sweetheart
William V. Ranous ... Mr. Irving, Emily's Father (as W.V. Ranous)
George Cooper ... Jack - One of the Doctor's Friends
James Morrison ... One of the Doctor's Friends
Hughie Mack ... One of the Doctor's Friends
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edith Halleran Edith Halleran
Norma Talmadge
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Becoming impatient waiting for patients, young Doctor Bob Lyons is about discouraged. To add to his misery, his sweetheart's father, Mr. Irving, distinctly objects to Emily, his daughter, marrying Bob until he has a practice. Bob is in a serious quandary how to get it, and at the same time, get Emily. Assistance comes most unexpectedly. Jack, Bill and Dick, three young college chums of Bob, stop off at Elmhurst to visit Bob, who tells them all about his troubles. Together, they hit upon a little scheme, which proves the proper caper. They decide to stay over two or three days. That evening, there is to be a lecture in the Town Hall, which Bob is to attend and during the delivery of the discourse, one of the boys is to enter the Hall very excitedly and ask for Doctor Lyons, to attend a patient, without delay. The next day, two of the boys attend the Church Fair. They make themselves very popular, and being strangers in town, they are very much sought after by the girls. They spend ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1913 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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We can say with assurance that it amused the audience
26 August 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A little comedy in which a young medical man's chums make the community think him a desirable physician. Now, a doctor can't advertise directly, and in this case there is a love story at stake, so his three friends take indirect ways of making him known. We can say with assurance that it amused the audience. Marguerite Bertasch deserves credit for writing up a fresh corner of experience. Its producers, M. Costello and W. Ranous. have made a sensible, laugh-making picture of it. The doctor is played by Mr. Costello; the girl, by Clara Young; her objecting father, by Mr. Ranous, and the doctor's three friends by Hughie Mack, George Cooper and James Morrison, all of whom helped a good deal. - The Moving Picture World, April 12, 1913


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