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Bettina's Substitute; or, There's No Fool Like an Old Fool (1912)

Bettina was justified in being indignant because her employer, a married man, makes love to her. She tells her beau, Raymond, about it and he vows to get square with the old masher and ... See full summary »

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Bettina
Richard Rosson ...
Bettina's Substitute
George Ober
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Bettina was justified in being indignant because her employer, a married man, makes love to her. She tells her beau, Raymond, about it and he vows to get square with the old masher and teach him a lesson. He tells Bettina to send word to her boss that she is sick and obliged to remain at home for a few days, but she will send a substitute. Raymond makes up as a young woman and reports at Babb's office as Bettina's substitute. The boss receives "her" very gracefully and very sweetly and kindly asks "her" to go to lunch with him. Raymond encourages him and later, at the office, in the presence of the boss's wife, he becomes so effusive in his familiarity with him Mrs. Babb tartly expresses her opinion. The next morning Bettina and Billy go to the office and tell Mr. Babb they are engaged to be married. Bettina says she is glad that he liked her substitute. Raymond cannot restrain his laughter and says, "Yes, you ought to see him make love to me!" Babb looks up in astonishment to see the... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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1 November 1912 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Lessons in Courtship (1912). See more »

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