Billy Joy, a young reporter, is told by his chief, if he will secure certain letters connected with a prominent divorce scandal, he will raise his wages $10 a week. This increase will make ... See full summary »

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Earle Foxe ...
Billy Joy, a Reporter (as Mr. Fox)
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Claire Taylor
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J.C. Moss - Newspaper Editor
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Mrs. Gardner
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Bridget Malloy - the Cook
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Billy Joy, a young reporter, is told by his chief, if he will secure certain letters connected with a prominent divorce scandal, he will raise his wages $10 a week. This increase will make Billy rich enough to marry Claire. He learns that Mrs. Gardner, who is seeking her visit Mrs. Gardner shows Claire the letters Billy disguises himself as a milkman and makes love to Mrs. Gardner's cook to induce her to help him get a look at the letters in the case. While holding the cook on his lap, in the kitchen, Claire Taylor, his sweetheart, calls on Mrs. Gardner. During her visit, Mr. Gardner shows Claire the letters and explains to her their connection in the divorce case. Wishing some refreshments, Mrs. Gardner rings for the cook, who does not respond. She hurries to the kitchen, accompanied by Claire, and there they discover the cook sitting on Billy's lap. Claire, who still has Mrs. Gardner's letters in her hand, is so astonished at seeing her fiancé in such a compromising position, drops ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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14 December 1912 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Dandy, or Mr. Dawson Turns the Tables (1912). See more »

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Convincing enough to be entertaining
12 April 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A newspaper man's love story which, without being very believable, is convincing enough to be entertaining. The reporter, to win a raise that will permit him to marry the girl of his choice, contrives to purloin from a woman seeking a divorce a package of letters. His sweetheart is this woman's friend and finds him making love (somewhat disgustedly) to the cook. She is holding the very package of letters, which in her astonishment, she drops on the kitchen floor, and after she has flounced out, the reporter picks it up. Later we have a pretty making- up scene. The author, Wallace Reid, has given producer Frederick Thompson a good chance to make some pretty scenes. Dorothy Kelly plays the girl; Leah Baird, the woman in the divorce case; Kate Price, the cook; Mr. Fox, the reporter, and Harry T. Morey, the editor. - The Moving Picture World, December 28, 1912


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