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

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This could have been tightened up a bit.
24 February 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Mr. and Mrs. Jones have been invited to join the local amateur theatrical society and the group comes to their house to rehearse. However, some silly antics occur--and Mr. Jones thinks the leader of the group is making sweet love to his wife! The film had a decent enough plot idea--the acting is thought to be real by Mr. Jones. However, it sure takes a lot time to get there. Plus, there is a scene with the guys dancing around a table that makes no sense at all and it appears as if the director, D.W. Griffith, just told the cast to wing it. As a result, the results are a bit poor and it could have used about a minute deleted from the film to make it better.


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