It came as a genuine surprise when old Mr. and Mrs. Jones inherited a large fortune with the distinct proviso that they occupy the swell town house of the deceased to properly sustain the ... See full summary »
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The Old Farmer
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It came as a genuine surprise when old Mr. and Mrs. Jones inherited a large fortune with the distinct proviso that they occupy the swell town house of the deceased to properly sustain the social distinction and dignity of their acquired wealth. With many misgivings and regrets they close the old farm house in which they have lived for over fifty years and start for the city. On the train they are very much "upsot" by the novelty of things. Crossing the river on the ferryboat, they are astonished at the skyscrapers which loom up before them and which they have a sneaking feeling will fall over on top of them. A gentlemanly stranger on the boat who volunteers some information is looked upon with suspicion by the unsophisticated couple, who take an extra grip on their goods and chattels. In the great city at last, they try to find their way unaided to upper Fifth Avenue, where the inherited mansion is located. Unaccustomed to trolleys and elevated roads, they decide to take "shank's mare... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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15 October 1910 (USA)  »

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The real comforts which are to be found in the simple life
19 September 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A very human story, purporting to detail the experiences of an old couple who suddenly fall heir to a town house on Fifth Avenue. The unsophisticated way in which the old people look at things and the strangeness of it all will appeal strongly to anyone whose heart beats responsive to the real comforts which are to be found in the simple life. It is all shown so life-like and seems so real that it is difficult to believe that it is only a picture. The way the old people escape from the grandeur has its human side, and one wonders if those who occupy these stately mansions, waited upon by people hired with money, but wholly without emotion, are really living. Almost involuntarily one goes back to the old home with the old people and enters with them into its pleasures, and perhaps its sorrows. The little old farm house, with its simple furnishings and its homely surroundings, may house more of the realities of life than all the stately mansions along the avenue of the wealthy. - The Moving Picture World, October 29, 1910


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