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Mrs. Jones' Lover; or, 'I Want My Hat' (1909)

Mr. Jones jumps to the wrong conclusions when he sees a bouquet of flowers and a man's hat in the parlor.





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Credited cast:
Anthony O'Sullivan ...
The Repairman
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Dorothy Bernard


We are all cognizant of the fact that our friend Jones is of a jealous disposition, for the little episode at the rehearsal of the Amateur Dramatic Club is still fresh in our minds, but Jones in vindication claims there is no true love without jealousy. Well, here is another incident where the verdure-eyed makes its appearance. A lady friend of Emma calls and leaves a very pretty bouquet of roses, and when Eddie arrives he wants to know where they came from. Mrs. J., incensed at his insinuating question, refuses to enlighten him. Her actions seem convincing, which situation is intensified by the finding of a strange hat in the hallway. As furious as an Othello he rushes about the house, with a sword in hand, to annihilate the perfidious traducer of his home. Mrs. Jones is now alarmed and would have explained if she could, but she was unable to account for the hat or the owner, who is subsequently found. The maid, however, holds the key to the mystery. She had broken a handsome vase ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short





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19 August 1909 (USA)  »

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Mrs. Jones' Lover  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy His Wife's Visitor (1909). See more »

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23 June 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

There was a kind of murder-mystery feel to this short offering. I got the impression that the 34 year old D.W. Griffith wasn't quite sure what sort of a short film this was going to be. It ends up being a hybrid of all sorts of things, and leaves the audience at a loss as to how to label it. Once again, the cinematographer collaborates the classical composer to tell the story, forcing Griffith into the shadows. It's not a work of art but an experiment stating the growing potential of this moving image medium. The editing is quite rustic, but the scenes seem to segue in and out of each other fairly smoothly.

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