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The Hash House Count (1913)

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When Jim proposes to Jane she declares that she has determined to marry a title. Jim regards his case as hopeless until a brilliant idea occurs to him while dining in a café. He bargains ... See full summary »

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John E. Brennan ...
Adolph - the Waiter
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Jane
Marshall Neilan ...
Jim - Jane's Suitor
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When Jim proposes to Jane she declares that she has determined to marry a title. Jim regards his case as hopeless until a brilliant idea occurs to him while dining in a café. He bargains with Adolph, a portly waiter, to masquerade as a count, thinking that Jane will be disgusted with royalty when the supposed nobleman, with his uncouth manners, is introduced. But Jim's plans miscarry. Adolph's skill at mixing salads greatly impresses the girl and when Jim forbids the pretender from seeing Jane again, the temperamental gentleman announces "I too, love the fair Jane." Driven to desperation Jim hires several ruffians to visit the café and complain of Adolph's service tut his plans go wrong a second time and the toughs are forcibly ejected. It is now up to Jim to convince Jane that Adolph is not a count and he invites her to the café. Adolph pleads illness to the headwaiter, but Jim will not stand for any substitutes. What happens when Jane sees the pretender in his real position is best ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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9 May 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Toothache (1913). See more »

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