A woman never has anything to wear, particularly if she is going anywhere out of the ordinary. This happens to be the case when Karl Schultz, a butcher, invites Susan, Mrs. Coster's maid, ... See full summary »

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A woman never has anything to wear, particularly if she is going anywhere out of the ordinary. This happens to be the case when Karl Schultz, a butcher, invites Susan, Mrs. Coster's maid, to attend a swell affair with him. Susan almost gives up in despair, when suddenly she is struck with a brilliant idea. Entering the parlor, her eyes light on the lampshade, which she utilizes, with a few artificial flowers from a vase as a very modish, mushroom hat. Taking down the portieres, she uses them as a very stylish dress. The brass rings and fastenings are her jewels, finishing off with a lace table cover which she wears as a shawl. Karl is struck with pride and amazement as he beholds her finery, convinced that she will be the best dressed woman of the evening, and she is. Mr. and Mrs. Coster return home from the theater. They discover the loss of their furnishings and come to the conclusion that they have been robbed. They notify the police. Later Susan comes home and tries to replace her... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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7 October 1912 (USA)  »

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The parlor furnishes all that is needed
19 February 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A rattling mirth-maker, featuring Kate Price as Nora, a cook. She finds, at the last minute, that she has nothing to wear to the butchers' ball. The mistress is out and Nora thinks first of appropriating an evening gown. The difference in waist measure keeps her from doing so. The parlor, however, furnishes all that is needed. The portieres are made of plush. One-half, if pinned on skillfully, will do for the gown; and a curtain is fine for trimmings. A lamp shade is the basis for a good basket hat, and, when trimmed with an embroidered table doily and a bunch of fresh roses, becomes her very well. The making of this costume, in Kate Price's hands, is a scream and a scream that starts little and grows big. It is a well-made picture, fresh and very funny throughout. It makes a desirable release. Even sentimental music couldn't kill it; but it would have been much better without music. Comedies seldom need music and it's a harsh nuisance with most of them. Miss Marguerite Bertsch is the clever author. Wm. Humphrey produced it. - The Moving Picture World, October 19, 1912


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