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The Misses Finch and Their Nephew Billy (1911)

Four Finches, listen to their names and count them: Priscilla, Prudence, Patricia and Patience, old maids every one, old enough to know better, but they just can't help it. They live alone,... See full summary »

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Miss Finch
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Billy
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Four Finches, listen to their names and count them: Priscilla, Prudence, Patricia and Patience, old maids every one, old enough to know better, but they just can't help it. They live alone, there's an obvious reason, and invite no foreign interference. They have a brother, Ned, who has a bright and active son whom he decides to send to his sisters for a two weeks' visit. He comes and he makes things lively for his four fussy old aunts. He puts vinegar in their tea, prods them with a pin at the table and keeps them guessing all the time. They are funny, finicky freaks of femininity that furnish a heap of fun and amusement for their nephew and everyone who sees them. The maidenly quartette take Billy out for a quiet row and he conspires with the jolly old tar at the oars to rock the boat and give the "girls" a scare. They are panic-stricken, overturn the boat and are soon floundering and sputtering about in the water. They are rescued by a crew from a motor boat laying nearby, taken on ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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6 January 1911 (USA)  »

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