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The Joneses Have Amateur Theatricals (1909)

Well, here we pay another visit to the Jones' domicile, with the same amusing results, for Jones cannot help being funny, and we feel sure that his obituary, not that we are in a hurry to ... See full summary »

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Well, here we pay another visit to the Jones' domicile, with the same amusing results, for Jones cannot help being funny, and we feel sure that his obituary, not that we are in a hurry to write it, will read like "Pickings from Puck." Mr. and Mrs. J. seem to be in for a dull evening, when the amateur dramatic club is announced, and then the fun begins. Jones had never been considered even a "near-actor," but when he is selected to play the lover to Mrs. Trouble he is a brilliant success: so much so that Mrs. Jones insists upon playing the part. With this change, Jones' histrionic ability deserts him, and he is a "frost." Well, things move along at a pretty rapid pace with the party, until Jones, in a jealous rage, ejects the bunch. The film is really one of the funniest of the Jones series. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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18 February 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with The Hindoo Dagger (1909). See more »

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Two by Griffith
28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Jones Have Amateur Theatricals, The (1909)

** (out of 4)

A theatrical family gather together to act for one another. I think that's what this D.W. Griffith comedy is about but it's rather hard to gather what the film is going for. There are a couple smiles giving but not any laughs.

Politician's Love Story, A (1909)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A dirty politician sees a comic spoof of himself in the newspaper so he goes out to kill the cartoonist. Mack Sennett shows up in this D.W. Griffith short, which is mildly amusing with a few nice laughs as the crazy man rips through the newsroom looking for the man he wants to kill.


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