The photographer sends miss Ophelia a dozen photographs of her in different poses. Selecting the best one, she presents it to her favorite boarder, Billy, who does not think much of it and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Belinda
Florence Radinoff ...
Miss Ophelia Sweet
James Morrison ...
Billy
...
Billy's Sweetheart
Edit

Storyline

The photographer sends miss Ophelia a dozen photographs of her in different poses. Selecting the best one, she presents it to her favorite boarder, Billy, who does not think much of it and who gets very indignant when it is compared with the photo of his sweetheart. Miss Ophelia goes up to her room in tears and tells her faithful maid, Belinda, that her heart is broken. Belinda goes down and forcibly tells Billy what she thinks of him. Miss Ophelia resolves on suicide, because no one seems to love her. Belinda gets back in time to prevent this and, to divert her mistress, she suggests that they go together to a beauty specialist. Arriving there, both receive attention. Miss Ophelia gets a new complexion, while Belinda gets new teeth. Both invest in new gowns and dresses and the transformation is complete. At supper time, the boarders are all astounded. Miss Ophelia is really nice-looking and arouses the jealousy of all the ladies, so much attention does she receive from the gentlemen.... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 May 1913 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Beautified Ophelia: a Vile Phrase
10 July 2016 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Boarding house operator Florence Radinoff offers a photo of herself to handsome tenant James Morrison. he thinks she's ridiculous. She takes herself and her gawky maid to a course of beautification. They stand revealed as a handsome middle-aged woman and Norma Talmadge. How will the men react?

This mildly amusing Vitagraph comedy is fairly obvious from beginning to end, but it has its moments and remains watchable to this day, in no small part or the amazing beauty of the 19-year-old Miss Talmadge, still a few years from captivating and marrying industry powerhouse Joseph Schenck. If you wish to see a good copy of it, one is available on the Eye Institute site on Youtube.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?