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Jones Goes Shopping (1913)

Late in the afternoon Jones, a business man, remembers his wife's commission to buy her some cloth. He rushes madly to the nearest department store, where he is directed by the floor-walker... See full summary »

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Late in the afternoon Jones, a business man, remembers his wife's commission to buy her some cloth. He rushes madly to the nearest department store, where he is directed by the floor-walker to a counter, where his troubles begin. It is bargain day and a big sale is on. At first no one pays any attention, but he is finally waited on by tie clerk, who after taking down almost everything in sight, fails to match the sample and sends him to another counter. In his anxiety to secure the goods before closing time, he rushes all over the store, gets into the ladies' underwear and millinery department, has a rumpus with the elevator boy, and continues to grow wilder, creating a disturbance wherever he goes. At last in the china department, where his excited and expostulating manner makes the shoppers smile and cash girls giggle, he literally loses his head entirely, and in a fist fight with the floor-walker, smashes everything in sight. The flying china ware makes everyone hike for shelter. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 April 1913 (USA)  »

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Very popular with the women
30 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

This picture, by Susan Dyer, gives a woman's version of a man shopping. Mrs. Jones (Mrs. C.J. Williams) gives to the husband (Herbert Prior) a bit of cloth to match and he has his troubles in the department store. The offering was very popular with the women and they laughed heartily over it. The men grinned. It is one of C.J. Williams' productions and is a success. Mr. Prior is popular as a comedian; it is hardly necessary to say it. - The Moving Picture World, April 26, 1913


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