The Craigs and Smiths, next-door neighbors, are the best of friends until Smith builds a chicken house. Their two gardens are connected and their children fraternize as if all belonged to ... See full summary »

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The Craigs and Smiths, next-door neighbors, are the best of friends until Smith builds a chicken house. Their two gardens are connected and their children fraternize as if all belonged to one large family. Sidney Craig manages to set loose Smith's chickens, who get into Craig's garden and work havoc among his pet seedlings. Each blames the other's child for the mishap and the war between the two families is on. A spite fence is built between the two gardens, entirely shutting them off from one another, and the children of each family are forbidden to speak to the children of the other. After a while the two families settle down to a sort of armed neutrality: that is, until Jessie Smith returns from school and Jimmy Craig from college. The two young people are in love with one another and take not the least notice of their parents or of the spite fence. They spoon just the same, erecting ladders and kissing over the garden wall. Their parents discover them and war is immediately ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 August 1913 (USA)  »

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It will make a lot of fun
4 November 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This two-reel comedy may not be as great a laughmaker as "A Regiment of Two," but it will make a lot of fun. The story is of two next-door neighbors who fall out. The feud extends to all the various members of the respective families except two, a young man and a young woman; these are very much in love. The heads of the families are Sydney Drew and Josie Sadler, John Bunny and Flora Finch. The lovers are Wallie Van and Lillian Walker. Much of the mirth will come when, with Drew and Bunny rolling over in the dust, and the members of the two families co- operating in the battle, Wallie Van upsets two beehives. An effort has been made, and with considerable success, to make the humor continuous rather than to bunch it in spots. James Oliver Curwood writes the script and Wilfrid North produces it. - The Moving Picture World, September 6, 1913


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