Gertrude chooses Jim over Jack, which makes Jack very jealous. Later Jim dies, and Jack marries Gertrude. He finds himself once again very jealous of the late Lucky Jim.




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Credited cast:
Barry O'Moore ...
Jim, the First Husband (as Herbert Yost)
Anita Hendrie ...
The Mother
The Father
Harry Solter ...
Jim's Friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wedding Guest
G.W. Bitzer
Wedding Guest
Francis J. Grandon
Grace Henderson
Charles Inslee ...
Wedding Guest
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Wedding Guest


Jim and Jack were desperately in love with Gertrude, but Gertie showed a decided preference for Jim, so Jim wins out and marries Gertie; lucky Jim! Poor Jack is a miserable spectator at the wedding. Jim and his bride have ensconced in their little flat, and are enjoying their first meal. Sad to say, Gertie's education in the art of cooking has been woefully neglected and the result of her first attempt is simply awful. It is so bad that Jim kicks, and in return for his vehement vituperation he receives the little delicate attentions that Xanthippe bestowed upon Socrates. Numerous articles of tableware at his head, sweet-tempered Gertie, lucky Jim. Meanwhile unlucky Jack is at home repining before a portrait of Gertie. Time goes on and poor Jack is still repining, when a notice in the newspaper is shown him which chronicles the intelligence that Jim has shuffled, a victim of acute indigestion, and his head is now adorned with a halo instead of the rim of a dishpan. Jack feels that here... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama





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26 April 1909 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with Twin Brothers (1909). See more »

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A Tight Society
16 February 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The characters in this short film are all homogenous as usual. The story was uninspiring, the script was poor, and I was bored to tears scene by scene. I found no substance at all in this little project that I could extract as entertainment value.

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