The Woes of a Wealthy Widow (1911)
Pickwick's injunction, "Samivel, beware of the widers," could not be better illustrated than it is in this picture. "Bunny" is very much in love with her, or her money, for truthfully speaking she is not very handsome, although very coquettish and very affectionate, even "Confectionary" as the boys say. Her little "Bunny" calls on her, bringing one of his friends with him, to whom he has given an account of her wealth and his good fortune in standing so well in her estimation. Bunny's friend makes himself very agreeable and lays siege to the susceptible widow's heart. She falls for his winning ways, throws off her old love and takes on the new, but it is not long before she discovers that he is already married and her hopes are blasted. Her next suitor is a musical Italian count, who sings like a crow and has the manners of a boor. He is very fond of spaghetti and she caters to his taste by preparing a dish of the stringy stems, which he eats like a cow tackling a bunch of hay, spills it all over himself and so disgusts her she calls the maid, who make shim "walk Spanish" from the house. Her fourth admirer is a lawyer, whom she consults concerning an investment of $200,000; this sounds good to the man of legal mind and he not only goes about to find a suitable investment for her, but at the same time tries to make himself the custodian of her fortune and her tender little heart. She is willing until she learns that her legal wooer has three half-grown brats, who are unruly and mischievous beyond human endurance. She renders a decision against the lawyer and once more is fancy free. She now turns to her first love, her dear old "Bunny," for whom she longs and impatiently waits his coming. Unable to stand the strain any longer, she goes out to take a walk, hoping she may meet him; which she does, on her front door-step. He assumes more of less displeasure at the treatment which she has shown him, but soon all is forgiven; once more they fondly coo their undying love and formulate plans for future bliss and happiness.- Written by Moving Picture World synopsis
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