Mr. and Mrs. William Gleason, a young married couple, are residing in an apartment in which no dogs nor children are allowed, and for which they signed a lease covering a period of three ... See full summary »

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(story) (as Sidney Frankland)
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Mr. William Gleason (as John Cumpson)
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The Landlord
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Mr. and Mrs. William Gleason, a young married couple, are residing in an apartment in which no dogs nor children are allowed, and for which they signed a lease covering a period of three years. Before the time expires Gleason is ordered by the firm with which he has been connected for many years, to proceed to Australia to manage a branch office there. Of course, the next move is a visit to the agent to ask to be allowed to break the lease. This the agent emphatically refuses to let Gleason do, and threatens, if he moves, to make him pay the full amount of rent for the three years. Gleason returns home very much discouraged and sits down to think the matter over. What can he do to get himself peremptorily ordered to leave the apartment? A brilliant idea occurs to him and he hurriedly proceeds to carry it out. Walking through the streets he sees a number of children at play, and immediately invites them to his apartment for a real good time. This they have with a vengeance, dancing, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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24 February 1912 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Ice Boating on the Shrewsbury River, N.J. (1912). See more »

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