Lillie Harding, employed by a cloak house, is invited by the bookkeeper, her sweetheart, to attend a dance. Realizing the poor quality of her clothes she sighs for a pretty new coat. The ... See full summary »

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Jack Brown - the Bookkeeper
Hazel Neason ...
Lillie Larken
Ralph B. Mitchell ...
Mr. Heimer - The Drummer
Gertrude Norman ...
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Lillie Harding, employed by a cloak house, is invited by the bookkeeper, her sweetheart, to attend a dance. Realizing the poor quality of her clothes she sighs for a pretty new coat. The young girl is unable to resist vanity's temptation and she borrows a handsome lace coat from the showrooms. When her mother learns what she has done she censures Lillie and tells her the coat should not be worn, but the girl makes light of it and promises to return the coat the next morning. At the dance the bookkeeper accidentally sees the tag on the coat. He accuses Lillie of having stolen it and breaks their engagement. The next morning, fearing detection, Lillie asks her mother to bring the coat to the store. Shortly after Lillie arrives at her work the coat is called for and Lillie tells the forelady it has been misplaced. Lillie is suspected of stealing the coat and officers with a search warrant are sent to her home to recover it. In the meantime Lillie's mother has started for the store to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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22 July 1912 (USA)  »

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