Mrs. Jackson and her daughter Bertha, of the "400," receive a letter from their country relative, Seth Harkins, stating that he is sending his son, Bill, to the city. Mrs. Jackson, ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Jackson and her daughter Bertha, of the "400," receive a letter from their country relative, Seth Harkins, stating that he is sending his son, Bill, to the city. Mrs. Jackson, horrified at the idea of entertaining such a person, decides to have her maid, Felice, masquerade as her daughter. Bill arrives. He is the typical country boob. He is met by Felice, who proceeds to entertain Bill by taking him to the melodrama and other places of amusement most suitable to him. Bill finally falls in love with Felice, but is called home by a telegram. Felice realizes that she loves him. Several months pass. Bertha receives a letter unburdening his heart. He tells her that they have sold their farm for $50,000. Mrs. Jackson and Bertha keep his coming a secret from Felice. Bill finally arrives. The change in him is marvelous. He is now a howling swell. Mrs. Jackson and Bertha are terribly surprised. They try to persuade Bill of the "joke" they played on him, but he pays no attention to them ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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1 June 1913 (USA)  »

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