Aunt Jane's nieces and nephews bicker over an anticipated legacy.




Cast overview:
Bessie Elkins - the Niece
Arthur V. Johnson ...
Dick Worthing - the Son
Albert McGovern ...
Jack - 1st Nephew
Howard M. Mitchell ...
Paul - 2nd Nephew


Bessie Elkins lived with her Aunt Jane, a wealthy maiden lady. Bessie's sweetheart, Dick Worthington, was the finest man ever created, so Bessie thought. Aunt Jane didn't share her opinion. So Aunt Jane wrote to her brother, who had two sons, Jack and Paul. She stated that she was going to leave half of her fortune to his favorite son and the other half to her niece, Bessie. Jack and Paul each strove to share the fortune. Paul left immediately for Aunt Jane's, after locking his beloved brother, Jack in his bedroom. The amiable Jack escaped through a window and down a lattice work. Both arrived at Aunt Jane's. The two brothers, in trying to show how nice they were, got into all sorts of trouble, and sometimes Aunt Jane herself was the unintended victim. Finally Paul and Jack came to blows, which terrified Aunt Jane half to death. Bessie and Dick Worthington happened to be near and heard Auntie's cries for help. Dick lightly but firmly ejected the two young men, while Aunt Jane watched ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy | Family





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6 November 1911 (USA)  »

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It's a pleasant, lively comedy
13 May 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A clever and well-managed comedy-satire. The fun came from the very earnest efforts of two brothers to be pleasant to dear Aunt Jane, who could leave a legacy. They also worked hard to outdo each other in making love to Aunt Jane's niece, who might or might not have been their relative. Aunty brought the trouble on herself. She didn't like her niece's accepted beau. She informed him that he would never get her money and then she invited a nephew. She didn't say which and both came. Their rivalry made a good many laughs in the audience. When it came to open war. Aunty had to call on the third young man, who ejected the rivals. After that Aunt Jane saw him in a different light. It's a pleasant, lively comedy. - The Moving Picture World, November 18, 1911

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