Unable to find help to work his farm, a farmer gets a bright idea--he advertises that any man willing to work on his farm will be permitted to court his two daughters. The girls and their ... See full summary »

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(as Lloyd F. Lonergan)
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Muriel Ostriche ...
May - the Farmer's Daughter
Jean Darnell ...
Grace - the Farmer's Other Daughter
Billy Noel ...
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Unable to find help to work his farm, a farmer gets a bright idea--he advertises that any man willing to work on his farm will be permitted to court his two daughters. The girls and their mother don't take kindly to being offered as an "incentive", so when some college boys show up looking to take advantage of both offers, the girls come up with a plan of their own. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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28 September 1913 (USA)  »

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An Education for College Boys
30 September 2009 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is a nicely set up comedy: a farmer is having trouble getting farmhands, so he advertises that any farmhands will be permitted to court his daughters. Of course the girls and their mother are put out at this attitude by their father, so when a couple of college boys come looking for a bit of cash and a chance at more, some amusing byplay occurs.

Most people, when they think of silent comedy, think of slapstick movies, but there were quite a few genteel comedies. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew (Mr. Drew was an uncle of John, Lionel and Ethel Barrymore) had quite a long series of such comedies, enlivened by Mr. Drew's adeptness at stage business.

In this movie there is neither slapstick nor much in the way of stage business, but the overall effect is quite amusing.

Notice that the interior sets of the farmhouse seem to be from more upper-class drawing room comedies.


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