As a punishment for falling asleep during the Preceptress' lecture, Alice is obliged to remain in her room alone for three days. She becomes restless and seeing some of her schoolmates ... See full summary »

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As a punishment for falling asleep during the Preceptress' lecture, Alice is obliged to remain in her room alone for three days. She becomes restless and seeing some of her schoolmates outside on the campus, gets the janitor to take a note inviting them to come to her room at four o'clock, and have a jolly good time. The four girls, avoiding the vigilance of the Preceptress, appear on time, with smiling faces and "eats." They hear an organ-grinder playing outside; one of the girls darts out of the room and soon returns with the musician. He starts them going with a lively waltz. They are in the midst of the dance when they hear footsteps approaching. They push the organ-grinder into a closet and the girls creep under the bed. The Preceptress appears, finds everything quiet. The organ-grinder accidentally gives a turn or two of the handle of his instrument which the principal hears and she rushes out for help. In the meantime, the organ-grinder comes out of the closet. The janitor puts... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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4 February 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Elephant's Toilet (1913). See more »

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Five Little Maids from School
11 September 2016 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Scampish schoolgirls bring an organ grinder (that's a barrel organ, you foul minded scamp!) into the sacred precincts, and alarm old-maid schoolmarm Flora Flinch in this charming little split-reel comedy from Vitagraph.

If your idea of high-school comedy includes cliques and junior-grade snobbery, supervised by seen-it-all staff, this is not a comedy for you. In fact, it is pretty naive, even for the standards of its period, but when you have five pretty Vitagraph starlets beaming and capering about in delight, it's pretty much a given that you don't need much else for a few minutes.

If you wish to see for yourself, there's a handsome copy on the Eye Institute site on Youtube.


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