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Teaching Dad to Like Her (1911)

Harry wants to marry Dolly, a showgirl, but only on the condition that she can win over his disapproving father. The father is so charmed when he meets Dolly that he wants to win her for himself.




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Credited cast:
Dell Henderson ...
Harry's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kate Bruce ...
Outside Theatre
William J. Butler ...
Outside Theatre
Verner Clarges ...
A Friend of Father's
The Foreman / Outside Theatre
John T. Dillon ...
Outside Theatre (as Jack Dillon)
Francis J. Grandon ...
A Servant
A Friend of Father's
Florence Lee ...
Outside Theatre
W. Chrystie Miller ...
Outside Theatre
Outside Theatre


Harry is infatuated with Dolly, and knowing well that a marriage with anyone without Dad's consent would jeopardize his chances of the future with him, proposes to Dolly with the understanding that he first gain the governor's sanction to their union. Dad stoutly refuses, considering the mere fact of her being a chorus girl. The boy hits upon a scheme to win his father's consent which seems good to both of the lovers. The plan is to have Dad meet Dolly and become impressed with her. The boy induces Dad to take a stroll through the grounds around their mansion and Dolly is to happen by as if by accident. All goes as it was programmed and the boy leaves Dolly and Dad together. Dad at first refuses to even speak to or look at the girl, but the more he sees of her the weaker his determination. The boy all this time is in hiding hoping that Dad will like Dolly. But Dolly, when he sees her as she leaves, is not very encouraging in her information as to Dad's conduct, which discouragement is... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short | Romance





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20 March 1911 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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