"Look! Miss Susan, there is a man in the back yard next door." Annette, the maid, was excited when she acquainted her spinster mistress with this startling news. John Gordon, an old ... See full summary »

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"Look! Miss Susan, there is a man in the back yard next door." Annette, the maid, was excited when she acquainted her spinster mistress with this startling news. John Gordon, an old bachelor and his valet, had just moved into the adjoining house. Inspecting his premises, he is discovered by the two women. John calls his valet and tells him to throw the tin cans and other rubbish which had accumulated on his property into Susan's yard, for he is sure his neighbors have been making a dumping ground of it. Susan directs Annette to go down and throw them back into John's yard. This starts a war between the old maid and the old bachelor, and leads to a better acquaintance between Annette and James, the valet, which soon blossoms into love. Miss Susan threatens to sue John. To keep herself and maid separated from John and his valet, she spitefully builds a high board fence between their homes. This does not, in any way, interfere with James and Annette getting together with the assistance ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Neighbors
16 August 2016 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

John Bunny moves into a townhouse and discovers his neighbor is Flora Finch. They fight. However, James Morrison, Bunny's handsome young valet, and Dorothy Kelly, Finch's pretty young maid, get along great in this comic version of Pyramus and Thisbe from Vitagraph.

Bunny and Finch were rapidly becoming the most popular comedy pair in movies. Their contrasting looks under the sure, mild direction of Laurence Trimble set the style for realistic comedy of manners in the films; it wasn't all slapstick like Keystone and its imitators. Although Bunny would die in 1915 and Miss Finch would become a minor supporting actress by the 1930s, comedies like this one, which can be seen at the Eye Institute site on Youtube can still bring a smile to the viewer's face.


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