Clarence Topfloor is given his week's vacation with pay, and makes great preparations for his stay at the seashore. In pressing his trousers, he badly scorches them, but thanks to a long ... See full summary »

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Clarence Topfloor
Florence Barker ...
Mabel
Gertrude Robinson ...
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William Beaudine ...
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William J. Butler ...
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Charles Craig ...
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Edward Dillon ...
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Grace Henderson ...
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Harry Solter
Mabel Van Buren ...
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Charles West
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Clarence Topfloor is given his week's vacation with pay, and makes great preparations for his stay at the seashore. In pressing his trousers, he badly scorches them, but thanks to a long coat he is able to hide the damage, so off he starts to give the seaside belles a treat, Adonis II. While Clarence is making these preparations, Mabel is starting off on her vacation. They are, of course, unknown to each other. Mabel vows that she will return from her sojourn with an engagement ring. So you see here are two romantic souls starting out chock-full of determination. Fate is going to be busy. Fortuitously Wavecrest-by-the-Sea Hotel is the destination of both, Mabel arriving first. She is in her room when Clarence arrives. He conceives the idea of playing the part of a millionaire for the week just to see what happens, hence he registers as Reginald Vandergould, Fifth Avenue, New York. Well, maybe he don't stir things. Everybody in the hotel is at attention. Here the "pipe-dream" begins. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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19 September 1910 (USA)  »

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The principal point of the story will be lost
28 August 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Where people are accustomed to going on vacations and watching the bluffs at the different summer hotels this film will appear for exactly what it is, an excellent bit of humor; but in those parts of the country where vacations are unknown it will be a good deal like a Greek play, the acting will seem pretty, but it will scarcely be intelligible. The so- called bluffs are unknown to a vast proportion of motion picture patrons and the principal point of the story will be lost. However this may be, the story, the picture and the acting constitute a consummate bit of work which contains a plentiful proportion of genuine humor. - The Moving Picture World, October 1, 1910


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