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His Wife's Visitor (1909)

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Harry leaves his new wife at home while he goes out to play poker. Angry, his wife fakes evidence that she has had a male caller while he was gone.



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Credited cast:
Frank Powell ...
A Friend of Harry's
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William J. Butler ...
At Club
James Kirkwood ...
At Club
At Club
George Nichols
Bessie Wright
Billy Quirk ...
Harry Wright
At Club


After the exciting elopement of some time ago, Harry and Bessie are now enjoying the seraphic bliss of a conjugal existence in a cozy little Harlem flat. Harry Wright seems to live only to please his wife, Bessie, as up to now they have been inseparable. The boys at the club, however, miss Harry's society very much, for he was always the life of their little parties and so plan to inveigle him to a sociable game of draw poker. Jack Wallace is appointed a committee of one to do the persuasion act, and calling at the home finds Harry quite in the humor. Bessie, though, is much perturbed at his departure, and makes no attempt to disguise her displeasure. Harry, however, goes, promising not to be late. But promises are forgotten in the fascination of a poker game, especially when things art more than moderately coming his way. Eleven, twelve, one is indicated by that chronometrical reminder, the clock, and Bessie is nearly beside herself with rage. "Ah! a scheme. I'll cure him of future ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short





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19 August 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Mrs. Jones' Lover; or, 'I Want My Hat' (1909). See more »

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Plucking Mary Pickford
31 December 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Mary Pickford was plucked from a crowd of people waiting for her chance of immortality on the big screen. Rather than imposing herself upon the scouts, she hid herself away, and immediately caught their eye by her morose posture. Once she made her debut, she teamed up with Billy Quirk in this film.

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