Experience has taught many a man that it is always safe and sane to let his wife make her own purchases. Mr. Sutherland did not know this, so he thought he would surprise his wife by ... See full summary »
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Mr. Sutherland (as Edward Phillips)
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Mrs. Sutherland
Hazel Neason ...
Agnes Bonner
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Dick - Agnes's Sweetheart
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Experience has taught many a man that it is always safe and sane to let his wife make her own purchases. Mr. Sutherland did not know this, so he thought he would surprise his wife by sending home a very becoming hat and dress, which he thought would suit her style. Mrs. Sutherland was very much disappointed and displeased with her husband's choice, and she immediately calls up a dealer in misfit gowns, disposes of her husband's selection and says she will spend the money for clothing more suited to her liking. Agnes Bonner, a young stenographer, whose means are rather limited, has received an invitation from her beau to go out to dinner. She is sadly in need of a suitable dress for the occasion, and, after looking over her finances, decides to call on Miss Helen, the dealer in misfit garments to see if she can secure something that will make her presentable in Dick's company. She picks out the very dress and hat which Mrs. Sutherland has sold, meets Dick, and arm in arm they walk ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 August 1911 (USA)  »

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There are no weak spots in the picture at all
4 April 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Although the idea behind this photoplay has been used twice recently (in Rex, "Securing Evidence," and in the Selig, "Jealous George"), in neither instance has the leading man been so competent to put it over convincingly as in this picture. It is made very delightful. The man pictured is just the kind of charming ass that would get himself tangled up in this situation. He begins by refusing his pretty wife the money for a new dress and then buys an expensive one at a department store and has it sent home. His wife sells it to a second-hand dealer and another girl buys it. Then the man sees the dress and following creates a scene in a restaurant. What makes this picture unusually acceptable, is the acting of the leading man and the presence of the other Vitagraph players, as well as the fact that there are no weak spots in the picture at all. It is strong all the way through. - The Moving Picture World, September 2, 1911


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