Vanity and Its Cure (1911)

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A silly and extravagant wife must learn to curb her wild ways before her husband is willing to take her back.


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Effie Hart
Harry Myers ...
John Hart


John Hart and his wife Effie, were a fairly happy young couple. However, Effie was somewhat peevish and extravagant. These qualities finally led to a quarrel which resulted in Effie going home to her mother, Mrs. Jenkins, to whom she told her troubles. Now Mrs. Jenkins realized that there are always two sides to a question, so she called on her son-in-law and asked to have his side explained. After hearing it all, her sympathy was with John. She decided to cure her daughter. She told Effie that she could remain home as long as she liked. Then she discharged her hired girl and told Effie to do the work to pay for her board. The result to Effie was weariness of body and soul and blistered hands. She finally telegraphed her husband to come and get her, but John wanted the cure to be complete and wired back that he was "too busy." Effie's mother had concealed her good clothing, but by this time she was so desperate that she determined to return to her husband anyway. From an old teapot, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short





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6 March 1911 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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