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Alice misunderstands when she sees her sweetheart kissing her sister. Despondent, he tries to drown himself, but Alice wants to make up and coaxes him out of his gloom.


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James Kirkwood ...
Alice's Father
Billy Quirk ...
Alice's Sister


A pretty little comedy of love's young dream, presented in the most dainty manner imaginable. 'Tis late Spring, the flowers are in bloom and the birds are in tune to the lover's song, when Alice and Frank romp among the wildflowers. Frank is desperately in love with pretty little Alice, but she, while loving him in return, is a tantalizing mite of femininity and enjoys the sensation of keeping him guessing. However, as faint heart ne'er won fair lady, he persists so stubbornly that he finally wins her response. Frank is now in the very zenith of ecstatic bliss. They part at the door and Alice goes inside. Frank is too happy to lose her company so soon, so follows after. Entering the drawing-room, he espies what appears to be the object of his visit standing at the window closing the shades. Approaching stealthily, he kisses the braids of her hair and then turning her head around imprints a kiss on the lips of: "Great Scott! her sister." Here is trouble, for Alice had entered just in ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Released as a split reel along with Jealousy and the Man (1909). See more »


Featured in Mary Pickford: A Life on Film (1997) See more »

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Mary Pickford teams up with Billy Quirk
31 December 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Following the success of 'The Lonely Villa' and 'The Way of Man', Mary Pickford was teamed up with Billy Quirk in this first of four short films. Griffith had an eye for talent when he plucked Pickford from obscurity because he knew that she would earn him his fortune as America's darling.

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