Phyllis Boggs is courted by two suitors, the stuttering Mr. Carter and Mr. Johnson, who has a very disturbing mannerism. Colonel Boggs, her father, is of the opinion that worthy men's ... See full summary »

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Phyllis Boggs - the Young Miss
Barry O'Moore ...
Mr. Carter - the First Stuttering Suitor
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Phyllis Boggs is courted by two suitors, the stuttering Mr. Carter and Mr. Johnson, who has a very disturbing mannerism. Colonel Boggs, her father, is of the opinion that worthy men's affections are being trifled with and orders her to choose between them, emphatically forbidding her to entertain both. Between the stuttering of one and the funny mannerism of the other, Phyllis is not inclined to choose either. While Colonel Boggs is puzzling out some means of bringing matters to an issue, Phyllis, unbeknownst to her father, becomes acquainted with a masterful fellow, Mr. Graham. They are attracted to each other immediately and a love affair results. The colonel, under the impression that Phyllis is still in love with stuttering Carter or mannerism Johnson, summons them to his library and lays his plan before them in the hope that Phyllis will show her preference for one or the other. In order to win his daughter they must each in turn make their declaration of love to her without ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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17 April 1912 (USA)  »

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The Dumb Wooer  »

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The fun comes partly from the disabilities of two of the characters
4 November 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A comedy that is human and very amusing. The fun comes partly from the disabilities of two of the characters; but it isn't at all heartless. Who ever feels pity for a man who stutters; he doesn't even himself. Miss Mary Fuller, a most versatile player, but especially pleasing in comedy, plays in this picture a young miss, quite roguish, who has two lovers. One (Barry O'Moore) can't speak without making the most laughable mouths; the other (Yale Benner) can't say anything without making a ridiculous twist of the neck and pull at his collar. Her father (Charles Ogle) fears that she is playing with the affections of these young men and gets them each to propose by dumb signs. The third man is played by Marc McDermott. The finished sets used in these scenes are worthy the highest praise. The photographs are excellent. - The Moving Picture World, May 4, 1912


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