A wealthy and gay old widower, with two sons, secretly plans to marry his stenographer. His oldest son and partner in business returns from a trip, meets and falls in love with his ... See full summary »

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Billy - the Youngest Son
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Polly Prim - Stenographer
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The Father
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The Eldest Son
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A wealthy and gay old widower, with two sons, secretly plans to marry his stenographer. His oldest son and partner in business returns from a trip, meets and falls in love with his prospective stepmother, and father's chances go glimmering. Later, the youngest son returns from college unexpectedly, and he carries off the prize, putting one over on both father and brother. Polly Prim, the pretty stenographer, who stirs up so much excitement in the household of "Father and the Boys," holds on to her job by keeping her boss on the string. She plays one man against the other until they are fairly desperate. Little Bobby, the office boy, is wise to her machinations, and has considerable fun out of it. He puts Bridget, the cook, wise to it all, and they both help to complicate matters. When Billy comes on the scene and carries off the beautiful shorthand artist, father and brother throw seven different kinds of fits of consternation, and the biggest joke of it all is that "father" is ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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3 July 1912 (USA)  »

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