Mrs. Newcomb, who is rather color-blind, buys her husband a very "loud" necktie, which creates much laughter in the office. He tries many times to get rid of it, but each time some ... See full summary »

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William Wadsworth ...
Mr. Newcomb
Ida Williams ...
Mrs. Newcomb (as Mrs. C. Jay Williams)
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Clerk
Raymond McKee ...
Clerk
Edward O'Connor ...
The Janitor
Edna Hammel ...
Kitty - Janitor's Daughter (as Edna Hamel)
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The Bookkeeper
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The Stenographer (as Elsie McLeod)
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The Office Boy
Maggie Weston ...
The Scrubwoman (as Margaret Weston)
Andy Clark ...
The Boy (Sidewalk Urchin) (as Andrew J. Clark)
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Land Spikes (as Robert Milash)
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Mrs. Newcomb, who is rather color-blind, buys her husband a very "loud" necktie, which creates much laughter in the office. He tries many times to get rid of it, but each time some good-natured person returns it to him. At last he tears the tie into bits, and bribes a corner loafer into having a fight with him outside of his home. Just as Mrs. Newcomb appears, the loafer disappears. She notices that her husband is unhurt, but that his "beautiful" necktie is torn to shreds. She is heartbroken and he professes great sorrow. But the grief of Mrs. Newcomb is not long lived, for the Janitor's daughter presents him with a duplicate of the "beautiful" necktie. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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24 May 1913 (USA)  »

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It seems to be a fair hit
15 September 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A clever farce comedy that brought out a good deal of hearty laughter; it seems to be a fair hit. Mrs. C.J. Williams as Mrs. Newcomb gives a tie to her husband (William Wadsworth) and even the black and white picture of it is a stunner. Newcomb, do what he will, can not get rid of it and there's fun in the office of which he is boss. Perhaps Yale Boss, as office boy, adds most fun of all the lesser characters. Margaret Weston's scrubwoman deserves mention, as does Andrew Clark, the boy who picks it up on the sidewalk after Newcomb has thrown it out of the window. Elsie McLeod and Edward Boulden make up the rest of the office force. The script is by Alice Williams and was produced by C.J. Williams. The photography is clear. - The Moving Picture World, June 14, 1913


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