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A confirmed bachelor learns that he will inherit his late uncle's fortune only if he marries, which he does reluctantly. Shortly afterward he returns to his bachelor lifestyle but realizes he can't get his wife's face out of his thoughts.





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Credited cast:
The Major
Clara T. Bracy ...
The Widow (unconfirmed)
The Widow's Daughter
Anthony O'Sullivan ...
The Lawyer
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Kate Bruce ...
A Nun
The Major's Friend
A Priest
The Butler


Leave it to Cupid. He is the boy who knows how to make his point. The young Major is, in his own mind, a confirmed bachelor, but the fates oppose. His uncle has made his will conditional, knowing his reckless nature. He must marry within a stated time or lose his inheritance. The Major is apprised by the lawyer that the time limit draws near, and unless he marries at once, he is dished. To tell the truth, he feels that one condition is as odious as the other, particularly as his warning comes while he is enjoying himself with convivial chums at the club. "Marry, good heavens! But where's the bride?" Surely he must obtain a wife to order. Well, a search is made, but the astute attorney has anticipated the affair and interviewed a Spanish widow lady, whose daughter, still at convent school, is fair to look upon and of marriageable age. The wedding takes place, and woe is stamped upon the face of the hapless bridegroom as he comes up the aisle of the church. The girl, however, seems to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy | Drama





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30 September 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the drama Wanted, a Child (1909). See more »

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Mary Pickford as Writer
30 October 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

At the age of 17, Mary Pickford was writing screenplays for D.W. Griffith to direct. During my teens, I was writing stage plays and screenplays, but there was no big director like D.W. Griffith to snap up my scripts. Again, Mary Pickford was given enviable opportunities to control the shape of her career.

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