The day Mrs. Bangs purchased her new Easter bonnet will ever be remembered by Mr. Banes as one of calamity. Primarily, his irascibility is responsible for the sum total of his misfortunes. ... See full summary »

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The day Mrs. Bangs purchased her new Easter bonnet will ever be remembered by Mr. Banes as one of calamity. Primarily, his irascibility is responsible for the sum total of his misfortunes. Resting in the sitting room, his wife's entrance disturbs him. Mrs. Bangs worships at the altar of "Fashion." A "Peach Basket" creation of heroic size, entirely covered with fruit and floral decorations, is the latest acquisition to her wardrobe. She displays it with pride to her husband, who bitterly denounces her extravagance. In a war of words Mrs. Bangs is victorious. Mr. Bangs leaves the house, seeking rest under the shade of the porch. The cook, ignorant of his presence, showers him with chicken feathers, much to his discomfort. Nervous, he decides on a quiet smoke in the dressing room. A match thrown on the floor ignites a pillow. It bursts into flames; instant action is necessary. In his excitement he uses his wife's hat to smother the burning pillow. The fire out, he finds that the hat is ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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7 May 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with The Doctored Dinner Pail (1909). See more »

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Hasn't much point to it
14 September 2014 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

An Edison comedy in which the fuss is supplied by an old fellow who is not satisfied with anything and the feathers come in various forms, like a feather duster applied to his face when he is trying to sleep, an impossible creation in the form of a hat, with huge feathers upon it, a feather bed on fire in which the impossible hat is consumed and half a dozen other feather features which serve to create more and more fussiness on the part of the old fellow. Finally he ends up with a thorough thumping administered by his wife because he burned her hat. As an addition to the variety in the programme this film is good enough, but it really hasn't much point to it. - The Moving Picture World, May 15, 1909


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