Deacon Squibbs, pillar of the First Church of the Strict Principles is informed by the family lawyer that there is one important document to be read in the presence of the Deacon and his ... See full summary »

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Eddie Barry ...
The Deacon
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The Widow
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Jimmie
Harry L. Rattenberry ...
Colonel Gruff (as Harry Rattenberry)
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Deacon Squibbs, pillar of the First Church of the Strict Principles is informed by the family lawyer that there is one important document to be read in the presence of the Deacon and his nephew Jimmie. This document is nothing less than the will of Jimmie's father, which leaves his entire fortune to his son, provided the son marries and settles down directly after his twenty-fourth birthday. Another provision of the will appoints the deacon as sole judge of the young lady to be selected. Jimmie is already in love with a young widow whose father is an old veteran of the wars. Upon sight of her photo in Jimmie's watch the Deacon becomes interested and wants to go to see her. He learns that she is a widow and, according to the laws of the First Church of Strict Principles, cannot marry a man under forty. This news breaks the widow's heart but the deacon bids her hope as he himself is just a mite over the required age. To save Jimmie's fortune the widow agrees to an engagement between ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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21 October 1916 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy That Doggone Baby (1916). See more »

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