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The Old Confectioner's Mistake (1911)

Old Daddy Dodson would have spent a cheerless life had it not been for the children in the neighborhood, who all loved him, and to all of whom he was indeed a daddy. He was an ice cream ... See full summary »

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Wilfred Lucas ...
Old Daddy Dodson
Grace Henderson ...
Lady Bountiful
Edna Foster ...
One of the Children
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Old Daddy Dodson would have spent a cheerless life had it not been for the children in the neighborhood, who all loved him, and to all of whom he was indeed a daddy. He was an ice cream maker and when the Lady Bountiful of the village takes all the kiddies for an outing he is commissioned to supply the ice cream. While making the cream he is seized with a violent toothache and sends to his druggist friend for some laudanum to ease the pain. When the children get to the grove they become impatient for the ice cream, so Lady Bountiful goes to the nearest telephone to hurry it up. This and several other things flurry Daddy and in his haste and excitement be pours the laudanum into the ice cream instead of extract. When he makes the discovery the cream is on its way, and the effort to intercept it or keep the children from eating it is most exciting. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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7 September 1911 (USA)  »

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How can such a picture be popular?
13 April 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Good scenarios must be scarce when the Biograph Company will utilize one maimed from the start as this one is. The situation can be put in a nutshell. The old confectioner was friendly with certain children. Ice- cream was ordered for their picnic, which was to be held in a pleasant grove outside the city. The confectioner had a bad toothache and got laudanum to ease it. By mistake he poured the bottle full of laudanum in place of vanilla into the cream. Half an hour after the cream had been started on its way, the mistake was discovered and (hindered by cleverly arranged difficulties) the old man has much trouble in getting to the grove in time to save the children. They are saved, but their picnic is spoiled; they have no ice-cream. How can such a picture be popular? - The Moving Picture World, September 23, 1911


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