Winning a Widow (1912)

While crossing the Atlantic, Jim White, an American tourist, is attracted by a charming young widow. He succeeds in making the lady's acquaintance through her four-year-old son and ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Olcott

Writer:

Gene Gauntier
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Cast

Cast overview:
J.J. Clark ... Jim White (as Jack J. Clark)
Gene Gauntier ... An American Widow
J.P. McGowan
George Hollister Jr. ... The Widow's Child
James B. Ross
Ben Holmes Ben Holmes
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While crossing the Atlantic, Jim White, an American tourist, is attracted by a charming young widow. He succeeds in making the lady's acquaintance through her four-year-old son and thereafter he becomes a persistent suitor and shadow. It happens that Luxor, Egypt, is the destination of both parties and when they arrive at that point Jim determines to win the widow without further delay. She does not encourage his suit and he becomes desperate. Jim hits upon a subterfuge and engages an Egyptian to help him out. However, the best laid plans often miscarry, and when the widow learns of the plot she prepares one of her own. Jim meets with a decided surprise and the little son is the means of bringing about a mutual understanding. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1912 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxor, Egypt

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kalem Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This production was filmed aboard the S.S. Adriatic, while crossing the Atlantic Ocean, in Luxor, Egypt, and upon the Great Sahara Desert. See more »

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It is a picture of the fascinating game of love-making
14 December 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

An excellent romantic comedy, written by Gene Gauntier and produced by Sidney Olcott, partly on the good ship Adriatic going across, partly at Luxor in Egypt, and partly in the desert. Miss Gauntier plays a charming young widow. Mr. Jack Clark plays an unattached young man who has fallen in love with her. It is a picture of the fascinating game of love-making. It is sincerely romantic; this hides the fact that at times its plot becomes a bit' artificial. We hardly need to say that it is well acted. The camera work is excellent and gives us some new glimpses of Egyptian life. It is a very good picture. - The Moving Picture World, July 20, 1912


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