Uncle John, a bachelor, who has an antipathy for babies, is thrown into a state of consternation one day when he receives a wire from his niece stating she will arrive on the noon train ... See full summary »
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Uncle John, a bachelor, who has an antipathy for babies, is thrown into a state of consternation one day when he receives a wire from his niece stating she will arrive on the noon train with the baby for a four weeks' stay, requesting him to meet her at the railway station. She arrives on time, but not seeing uncle, she sits down to await him, when suddenly it occurs to her that she left baby's nursing bottle in the coach. Leaving her baggage and baby in charge of a young man, she hurries back to the train. Just as she regains possession of the bottle the train pulls out, carrying her to the next stop five miles distant, where she hires a country cab to drive her back. Meanwhile the baby is crying lustily in the arms of the young man, who believes a joke has been played on him. After trying various means to rid himself of the baby, he finally slips it into the arms of a prosperous looking old gentleman, who is peacefully dozing in his seat. The old gentleman happens to be Uncle John. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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9 August 1911 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Stolen Dog (1911). See more »

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The bachelor's facial expression during these ordeals furnish fun enough
3 April 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A bright bit of comedy detailing the difficulty of a bachelor and a baby. The mother left it for a moment to get something from the train and is carried away. The young man believing it was a joke on him bestows it upon a prosperous looking man asleep in his chair. He is the young woman's uncle, a bachelor, frightened because the baby is coming and not particularly anxious to find the niece. He wakes up and finds he has a baby and ultimately gets rid of it to a nurse girl in the street where the mother finds it. The gentleman is congratulating himself that his niece and her baby did not come, when the door opens and she walks in, placing in his arms the very baby he gave the nurse girl a short time before. The bachelor's facial expression during these ordeals furnish fun enough. - The Moving Picture World, August 26, 1911


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