Hearing that his nephew, Fred Nolan, is engaged to marry a widow, Uncle John Bunny sends for him and declares that if he does not give her up he will not get a cent of his uncle's money. ... See full summary »

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Uncle John
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Hearing that his nephew, Fred Nolan, is engaged to marry a widow, Uncle John Bunny sends for him and declares that if he does not give her up he will not get a cent of his uncle's money. Bunny's prejudice is simply against widows in general, as he has not met the lady in question, but none the less, he quite means what he says. Fred confides with his chum, Joe Tripp, and together they plan to put one over on the obstinate old gentleman. Tripp invites a crowd of people to a week-end party, among them John Bunny, and, unknown to him, also the widow. Bunny and the widow are thrown together, but he does not seem very susceptible to her charms. He is tired and sleepy and would much prefer taking a nap to talking with the most charming lady in existence. After a while, he gets away from her and tries to snatch forty winks in the conservatory. It is no use, the young folks soon drive him out of there. He tries the drawing-room and is again obliged to decamp. At last, in desperation, he goes ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 June 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Capers of Cupid (1913). See more »

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For smiling rather for laughter
17 September 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A picture in comedy vein for smiling rather for laughter. It gets over as strongly as its matter will allow, it being somewhat worldly-wise and cold, rather than sympathetic and human. The sets and the players are dignified. Uncle (John Bunny) is rich and has forbidden his nephew (Leo Delaney) to marry the widow (Rose Tapley), so Leo's friend (S. Rankin Drew) gives a house-party, inviting all concerned. Now uncle is always sleepy and, during the evening party, wants to find a place where he can drop off, but they won't let him. He falls into a doze in a chair in the widow's room and is found there. They make him think he has compromised the widow. Author, Henry Kaige; producer, Wilfrid North. - The Moving Picture World, June 28, 1913


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