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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Mary Pickford in short film about love and fidelity.
29 July 2013 | by (Culpeper, VA USA) – See all my reviews

I just watched a nitrate print of this film that was wrongly identified as "Yesteryears" with replacement inter-titles and I was able to identify Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett and Donald Crisp. Then I cross referenced the cast using the IMDb (thanks guys) and using a plot description found in another database verify "The Italian Barber" was the title. Below is the plot description I used and now share.

SPOILERS: A barber becomes enamored of the little newsgirl (Mary Pickford) on the corner near his shop. She allows him to escort her home. They become close friends until the barber sees her sister. A complicated problem arises and is eliminated when another young man enters the scene. He (Mack Sennett) becomes interested in the heartbroken and jilted young woman, and his attentions mend her emotional wounds.


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