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The Bachelor and the Baby (1912)

A situation comedy in which a newly betrothed bachelor finds an abandoned baby in his automobile.

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Roland Rosalyn - the Bachelor
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Eleanor Enomis - the Bachelor's Fiancée
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Mrs. Fair - the Widow (as Josephine Ricketts)
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Roland Rosalyn, the bachelor, is not old as bachelors go. What is home without a wife? He casts longing glances in the direction of Eleanor Enomis. Eleanor knows her little book and makes a grab for Roland. They become engaged. It so happens that at the hotel, which the bachelor calls "home," comes Mrs. Fair, a fascinating young widow, her little baby and maid. Roland calls on Eleanor for an auto ride. To his intense astonishment, he discovers the baby sound asleep on one of the limousine's seats; the widow's maid had placed it there by mistake. Eleanor promptly jumps at conclusions and accuses her fiancé of being its father. The bachelor, not knowing what to do with the baby, takes it to his room. Meanwhile the baby's disappearance greatly upsets the widow. Hotel proprietor and detectives come to the rescue, but alas, despite their united and energetic efforts, baby cannot be found. Bachelor and baby get along famously until the letter's dinner hour arrives; then, well, then Roland ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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30 March 1912 (USA)  »

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The situation as shown has much probability
18 October 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A pretty romantic comedy that opens with a rowboat scene in the harbor at San Diego, Cal. Mr. Harry Lockwood plays the bachelor who had just become engaged to a young lady (played by Miss Josephine Ricketts). Later his automobile and that of a pretty widow were both waiting at the door of the hotel. The widow's baby got placed in the wrong auto and the bachelor carried it away without noticing it. There was much trouble all around. The situation as shown has much probability, except the bachelor's taking the baby to his room. Perhaps he never would have been able to get it there. The final love scene with the bachelor making love to the widow (played by Miss Dorothy Davenport) is charming. We like the picture ourselves and the spectators seemed to enjoy it. The photography is perfect. - The Moving Picture World, April 6, 1912


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