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Jones and the Lady Book Agent (1909)

After overhearing Jones mocking her, the lady book agent slips a suggestive note into Jones's pocket. A jealous Mrs. Jones finds the note, and a huge quarrel erupts.





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Credited cast:
Edward Jones
Dick Smith
The Lady Book Agent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Gebhardt ...
In Office
In Office
Harry Solter ...
In Office


There is no question that the good natured man is always made the "Patsy," and so it is that poor Jones, who is benignity personified, is always getting into hot water. His latest episode is an experience with a female book agent, who tried to sell him a book entitled. "How to Be Happy, Tho' Wedded." The work does not appeal to affable Edward, and he with gentlemanly firmness ejects her from his office, as his friend Dick Smith enters, to whom he mimics the ludicrous antics of his visitor. All this is witnessed by this modern Clio, who is peeking through the keyhole. She vows to be revenged, and seeing a box of gloves which Jones has bought for his wife, she substitutes her corsets for the gloves, writes a note which she puts in his overcoat pocket, asking him to return her corsets, and finally sends a letter to Mrs. Jones warning her of her husband's perfidy and to search his pockets for proof. Does the scheme work? Well there seems to a certainty a case of "Jones vs. Jones" ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy





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10 May 1909 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with The French Duel (1909). See more »

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A Polemic
23 February 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This short film is an expression of the 34 year old D.W. Griffith's worldview. He uses the language of cinema to locate what his sensibilities are, and then advances his aversion to it through the way his characters interact with the world around them.

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