Tony, the barber, on his way to the shop meets little Alice, the newsgirl, who runs a stand on a neighboring corner. He at once becomes smitten and can think of nothing else. Later they are... See full summary »

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Tony, the barber, on his way to the shop meets little Alice, the newsgirl, who runs a stand on a neighboring corner. He at once becomes smitten and can think of nothing else. Later they are betrothed and little Alice fancies she has made a good catch. However, clouds gather when Alice's sister Florence, who is a vaudeville artist, returns from her road tour with her sketch partner Bobby Mack, for the moment Tony sees Florence he transfers his affections to her. Poor Alice becomes aware of the waning of Tony's love for her and the heavy blow falls when on the night of the Barbers' Ball Tony escorts Florence thither. Alice being excessively romantic reasons that life without Tony is impossible so she is about to emulate the heroine of a novel she has been reading by terminating her unendurable existence with a pistol when Mack enters. The bullet she intended for her own lovelorn head passes through Mack's hat, scaring him stiff. Recovering himself, he wants to know the cause of this ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Acted by poor substitutes for their former excellent company
26 October 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Not worthy of the producers. To waste all the good material required to represent a barber, as inconstant to a girl, and she equally as inconstant, is expensive amusement. The story is puerile. The actors, having no opportunity, do nothing, and the audience wearily awaits the finish. Such pictures as this, with Biograph trade-mark, cannot fail to shock those who have looked for the best of all American films from this company. With their old capable actors scattered, and weak plays, acted by poor substitutes for their former excellent company, the Biograph pictures no longer attract the attention they once did. - The Moving Picture World, January 21, 1911


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