Seemingly every man is in love with Gladys (played by Mabel Normand). Wherever she goes, man start following her with much enthusiasm. Two men at the place her father works want to marry her...both send her letters asking for such. She accepts both! Her father finds out and decides to play a trick on her. The ending of this short is very "random" and very unexpected, unless there's some cultural reference I didn't get. Very funny ending regardless.
I've seen several 1912 Biograph comedies directed by Mack Sennett, and some of them seem to consist of a series of scenes which are the lead-up to a final "punchline" (ending gag). Very different to his Keystone work. Mabel Normand is delightful as usual. Direction is decent, framing is good, acting is good, with the only bit of major over-acting making complete sense in the context of the film itself (the bit where a man pretends to be shot).
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