How Men Propose (1913)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  20 July 1913 (USA)
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Each of three room-mates proposes to the same woman.


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Chester Barnett ...
Proposer (uncredited)
Grace Darling ...
Grace Darling (uncredited)
Phillips Smalley ...
Proposer (uncredited)
The Maid (uncredited) (unconfirmed)


Three men in succession propose marriage to Grace Darling; she accepts all! Since they are roommates, the three discover their problem in short order; when they return for an explanation, they're in for a surprise. Written by Rod Crawford <>

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Modern sources erroneously credit Margarita Fischer with this film, based on an incorrect visual identification. There are no player credits on the incomplete surviving material. Miss Fischer does not appear in this film. The leading role, that of "Grace Darling" is played by the Crystal contract actress of the same name, i.e. Grace Darling. See more »

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Early Cinema with a Feminine Touch
12 March 2002 | by (Swansea, IL) – See all my reviews

An interesting early short film directed by pioneer filmmaker Lois Weber. The story simply surrounds a woman who conducts research about male courtship rituals. There may have been more footage that was lost but the surviving print carries the story. Its kind of silly for today's standards but an interesting piece of early cinema nonetheless. It is also worthy in that it features a rare surviving performance of Margarita Fischer, a matinee star of the silent era.

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