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Partners for Life (1912)

In a little two-room flat Molly and Tommy begin their married life after a brief honeymoon. Tommy has subconscious ideas as to the necessity of a man establishing his authority in the home,... See full summary »

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Tommy - the Husband
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Ethel Mayboro - Molly's Friend
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In a little two-room flat Molly and Tommy begin their married life after a brief honeymoon. Tommy has subconscious ideas as to the necessity of a man establishing his authority in the home, believing in mastership rather than partnership of husband and wife. Molly has her ideas, too, and makes every effort to assert her rights. At first the struggle for mastery is laughable and droll, but subsequently he begins a course of action that reduces Molly to misery. It goes so far that she decides to leave him and go back to earning her own living, but her friend, Ethel Mayhorn, who is a manicure lady and full of worldly wisdom, counsels otherwise. After all, as Ethel points out, the struggle for mastery, conscious or unconscious, is incidental to the beginning of all marriages. The thing to do is not to run away, but to fight for herself. So Molly, acting on her friend's advice, adopts a course of action that proves to Tommy, that he depends on her as much as she depends on him. Tommy, who ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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3 July 1912 (USA)  »

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One of the best pictures by any maker in some time
14 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

The author of this scenario deserved mention. We don't know what was submitted; but the producer's result is one of the best pictures by any maker in some time. It is a story of married life and of young people. The man thought he was to be the boss; the girl, with the advice of a girl chum, decided that she and her husband would be partners. The man is glad to give in when she gets through with him. It is an American life portrayal. Miss Mary Fuller is the wife; Mr. Augustus Phillips is the husband, a dry goods clerk, and Miss Jean McPherson is the wife's chum. All three do good work whenever they get the chance and do fine work here. The photography and everything connected with the picture is first class. - The Moving Picture World, July 20, 1912


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