Harry loved Betty, and vice versa, but Harry was fearfully bashful. No matter how he tried, he never could muster up sufficient courage to propose, despite the fact that Betty always ... See full summary »

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Betty
Edward Dillon ...
Harry
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Linda Arvidson
Edwin August
Kate Bruce ...
Old Maid
William J. Butler ...
The Good Samaritan
Francis J. Grandon ...
At Station
Joseph Graybill ...
Henry Lehrman ...
At Station
W. Chrystie Miller ...
The Florist
Alfred Paget
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The Delivery Boy
Lottie Pickford ...
W.C. Robinson ...
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Harry loved Betty, and vice versa, but Harry was fearfully bashful. No matter how he tried, he never could muster up sufficient courage to propose, despite the fact that Betty always endeavored to help him out. An idea! He writes his proposal, and invents a sentimental code of signals. The letter reads: "If you will accept me, wear red roses; if you are in doubt, the pink. If you do not love me and reject me, wear the white." He then repairs to the florist's and purchases the three shades of roses, dispatching them by messenger to his lady's residence. The messenger, however, is a dime novel fiend, and while engrossed in the thrills of a harrowing story, loses the box of flowers which are picked up by another boy. A policeman sees this boy with the box of flowers, and as he cannot give a clear account he runs him in. In the meantime, the novel reader is in despair over his loss until a modern Good Samaritan seeing the boy in tears offers to help him when he hears his tale of woe. This... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy | Romance

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22 December 1910 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Recreation of an Heiress (1910). See more »

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It is all amusing and keeps the audience in good humor
13 October 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A comedy of a bashful man. He is afraid to propose, so he arranges a code of signals with roses, sending the roses and code by a boy, with the usual results. The boy loses everything, the girl gets and wears the wrong roses and the very mischief is to pay until a wise police judge succeeds in untangling it all when the original box and the code turns up in the hands of an arrested youngster. The audience will get much fun out of the difficulties of the bashful young man and his vain attempts to propose. The girl wasn't to blame. She did more than her part several times. It is all amusing and keeps the audience in good humor. - The Moving Picture World, January 7, 1911


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