Mr. Spriggins decides to rent lodgings to augment his income and also decides that the phrase, "Ici on parle Française" ("French spoken here"), will bring in additional custom from the ... See full summary »

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Sedley Brown ...
Spriggins
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The Major
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The Major's Wife
Carrie Clark Ward ...
Anna Maria - the Kitchen Maid (as Mrs. Sedley Brown)
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Mr. Spriggins decides to rent lodgings to augment his income and also decides that the phrase, "Ici on parle Française" ("French spoken here"), will bring in additional custom from the visitors to the town. An English Major, traveling with his wife in the same compartment with a young Frenchman, becomes very jealous of the young man, and when he gets out at a wayside station to get some lunch for her is and left behind, he becomes jealous. Arriving at the end of the journey, the young Frenchman gallantly offers to aid the young wife in finding a lodging until her husband comes on the next train. The cabman directs them to Mr. Spriggins' attempts, with the aid of his book, to talk French with the young Frenchman are very disastrous, but they finally arrive at sufficient understanding so that the apartment is placed at the young wife's disposal. And then the Frenchman discovers that Mr. Spriggins has a very beautiful daughter and that it would be a good place for him to spend his time. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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19 April 1911 (USA)  »

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