Too busy to call on Dorothy and propose to her in the usual way, Fred writes a business-like note, asking her to be his wife. She is piqued at his method of going about such an important ... See full summary »

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Too busy to call on Dorothy and propose to her in the usual way, Fred writes a business-like note, asking her to be his wife. She is piqued at his method of going about such an important matter, and in return, writes him a curt and prompt rejection. Before he receives her reply, Fred realizes he has been unlover-like, and sends a letter of explanation, saying he will call to see her without delay. This explanation causes Dorothy to regret her hasty note and decision. She must intercept it. She rushes to his boarding house, enters, and makes her way to his room, but not without being seen by the landlady, who immediately scents scandal, Dorothy is searching about for her letter, and hearing approaching footsteps, darts into the wardrobe. Fred enters with a friend. He opens his desk where his mail is usually placed, and finds Dorothy's note. He is greatly provoked at this turn in his love affairs, and he goes out with his friend to forget it. Dorothy comes from her hiding place. Fred is... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy A Persistent Lover (1912). See more »

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Decent
10 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Lively Affair, A (1912)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A very early short from Warner Bros. shows a group of women as they try to become more independent and not just be looked at as the lesser sex. The women make their husbands clean the house and watch the kids as they gather for a night of poker playing but two of the women get into a fight. The police are eventually called and the women are thrown in jail where the husbands try to prove a point that they are women and not men. This film was clearly written and directed by men as it's clear this movie is making fun of women wanting equal rights. For the most part the film comes off charming and the ending is rather funny, although I'm sure women at the time weren't laughing.


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