It was the anniversary of his wife's birth, and she, womanlike, did not fail to impress the fact upon her husband's mind as he departed at his usually early hour for his customary day's ... See full summary »
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It was the anniversary of his wife's birth, and she, womanlike, did not fail to impress the fact upon her husband's mind as he departed at his usually early hour for his customary day's work. A bit excited over the prospect of presenting his better half with a gift befitting the occasion, he loses his balance as he steps out of the front door and rolls pell-mell down a flight of six steps to the street. Picking himself up, he boards a street car, and arriving at his office he goes through his daily routine of business. At the close of office hours he repairs to John Post & Co.'s crockery establishment, and after much cogitation and repeated questioning, purchases a rather handsome jardinière. Delighted with his choice and anticipating the caress he will receive in return, he again takes a car, this time for home. As he seats himself be is accosted by an old friend. After a reminiscent talk Jones arrives at his destination and alights, forgetting his jardinière. The car speeds on. Poor... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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30 August 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with Winning a Widow (1909). See more »

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Fatty Arbuckle's Screen Debut
30 October 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

At the age of 22 (a university graduate), Fatty Arbuckle made his screen debut in 'Mrs Jones' Birthday', and then went on to appear alongside Charles Chaplin in his second film, 'A Film Johnnie' in 1914. He also worked with Mack Sennett on his debut film as a director.


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