In Billy Quirk's last film for Biograph before he went off to Brooklyn for Vitagraph, he is Muggsy, a roughneck uncomfortable in the genteel home of adorable Mary Pickford's family -- his mother is Flora Finch who was also about to leave for Vitagraph where she would achieve fame as John Bunny's leading lady.
Although Griffith is not remembered for directing comedies, he did a large number of them in his more than 500 titles, and here he is very comfortable in his direction. The movements are larger than under his usual methods, but certainly Billy's reaction when he embarrasses himself before Mabel's parents is quite real and heartfelt and if this is not the sort of heartless laugh riot that Griffith's disciple, Mack Sennett, would begin producing for Keystone in a couple of years, it still stands on its own as a good situational comedy of manners.
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