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How They Outwitted Father (1913)

Annette, the daughter of Jay Forsythe, a wealthy but eccentric old banker, is secretly in love with her father's secretary, George Deal, who is a good-looking chap, but not yet blessed with... See full summary »

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Jay Forsythe - Annette's Father
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Annette Forsythe
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George Deal - Jay Forsythe's Secretary
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Peter Fossil - Forsythe's Choice for Annette
Ida Williams ...
The Maid (as Mrs. C. Jay Williams)
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Annette, the daughter of Jay Forsythe, a wealthy but eccentric old banker, is secretly in love with her father's secretary, George Deal, who is a good-looking chap, but not yet blessed with the world's goods. Old Forsythe has other views for his daughter, and insists on her marrying Peter Fossil, a rich and short-sighted old gentleman. Annette confides her father's wishes to George, who hatches up a plot to defeat the father's scheme; he proposes to disguise himself as the father, receive the unwelcome suitor, inquire into his past and finally eject him. That evening George goes to a wig-maker and has himself fixed up in an exact imitation of old Forsythe. He also sends a message calling the banker away from home. When George presents himself before Annette the deception is so perfect she mistakes him for her father until he reveals his identity. Peter Fossil, the despised suitor, arrives promptly on time and proposes to Annette. She listens demurely and refers him to her father. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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5 February 1913 (USA)  »

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Reworked old matter cleverly
21 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

The author of this picture, Milton Goldsmith, has reworked old matter cleverly to give parts to Edison players. There is not enough new stuff in it to make it truly fresh, but it is entertaining as such pictures are when done briskly by these people. Gertrude McCoy plays the girl perfectly; Augustus Phillips, her father's secretary, and Herbert Prior, the father, but Mr. Prior is far from at his best in such a part, a farcically senile old man. William Wadsworth plays the fossil whom her father wants the girl to marry. Julian Reed plays the wigmaker, C.J. Williams is the producer. - The Moving Picture World, February 22, 1913


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