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Fanny's Conspiracy (1913)

When Mr. Burney returns home he is entirely too stout to suit Fanny, his pretty young wife. She decides that his excessive corpulence must be removed. Much to Burney's discomfort, he is put... See full summary »

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Leo Delaney
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When Mr. Burney returns home he is entirely too stout to suit Fanny, his pretty young wife. She decides that his excessive corpulence must be removed. Much to Burney's discomfort, he is put on a severe diet. Almost starved, he sneaks into the kitchen and gets the kind-hearted maid to give him some pie, chocolate cake, and doughnuts. Just as he is about to start in eating, in comes Fanny and all the food is taken from him. Fanny sends for cousin Jack Gordon, He brings some dumb bells and Indian clubs. When she is thanking him affectionately for his kindness, the inquisitive maid, peeking through the keyhole, sees her and wonders what it means. Mr. Burney is so fat he cannot stand much exercise. Though Fanny continually measures him with a tape measure and urges him to swing the clubs some more, he soon gives up exhausted.in despair, Fanny tries all sorts of remedies. She makes hubby run through the country on a hot summer's day all dressed up in sweaters and woolens. She installs a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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14 November 1913 (USA)  »

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Fanny's Constancy  »

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Quite an amusing situation
13 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

A light comedy offering, in which the young wife attempts to reduce her husband's weight by secretly doctoring his coffee. The hired girl suspects her of attempting to poison him and quite an amusing situation results. The torn note was an ingenious feature. Many quiet smiles in this. - The Moving Picture World, November 29, 1913


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