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A young governess catches the eye of an aristocrat and romance blossoms.




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Cast overview:
Evelyn Bruce - the Young Governess
Sir Henry Osborne - the Aristocrat
Thomas Gordon - the Head Gardener
Harold Satterlee - the Son
Helen Satterlee - the Daughter


Evelyn Bruce, a finely educated girl, whose mother was in reduced circumstances, secured a position as governess in the home of the wealthy Mrs. Satterlee. This wealthy lady had arranged a match for her daughter. Helen, with Sir Henry Osborne, but Helen was in love with her mother's gardener, Thomas Gordon. She used to run away while Sir Henry was at her home and meet Gordon clandestinely. It didn't look very good for mother's plans. Of course, mother didn't introduce her son to a mere governess, but Harold managed that anyway and when he did, he fell in love with her, while Evelyn did the same with Harold, and it wasn't very long until they were engaged. Helen discovered them one day at a secret meeting and promptly told her mother that Harold was throwing himself away on a mere governess. Mother, being a good general, immediately discharged the governess. Then Helen got a dose of her own medicine, for Sir Henry found her in a very loving scene with the gardener. Sir Henry wasn't a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Romance





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25 September 1911 (USA)  »

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Miss Lawrence is the picture's center of interest
17 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

The match maker in this picture is a young English aristocrat with a sense of humor. Mr. Johnson fills the part with a good deal of distinction, but Miss Lawrence, in a new and very charming role as a governess of a little boy, is the picture's center of interest. The mother who employs the governess is a widow with a grown-up daughter and an older son at college. Sir Henry calls and by chance meets the governess who enters with the youngster. He seems quite taken with her charms. The mother is ambitious of having him marry her daughter. While Sir Henry is being received, the older son returns from college and meets the governess with his little brother out on the lawn. He is badly smitten (this scene is charmingly conducted). It is now shown that the daughter is in love with the head gardener (Mr. McGovern takes the part). Sir Henry discovers them with their heads together. He is not very dignified as an eavesdropper, but he listens to them planning an elopement. Later, the elopement with the gardener being arranged for, the daughter discovers her big brother making love to the governess and she runs and tells, gets the governess discharged (this scene is very well done by both mother and governess). Sir Henry helps in the elopement and then shows the older son where the governess lives and we have another pretty love scene (freshly conducted) at her house. The scenario is fresh and amusing. It was perfectly produced and makes a delightful human picture full of humor and one that kept the audience breaking forth into ripples of pleased laughter. The acting is all excellent. The comedy ought to have a star pasted after it, to mark it out. - The Moving Picture World, October 7, 1911

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