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Planting the Spring Garden (1912)

Moving to a cottage in one of the suburbs, Mr. and Mrs. Citiman decide to follow the example of their neighbors and have a garden, making their back yard blossom as the rose. Mrs. Citiman ... See full summary »

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Moving to a cottage in one of the suburbs, Mr. and Mrs. Citiman decide to follow the example of their neighbors and have a garden, making their back yard blossom as the rose. Mrs. Citiman makes out a list of seeds and her husband, loaded down with all sorts of garden utensils and embryo flowers, on his return from the city, is greeted with much fervor by his better half, she scarcely gives her hubby time to eat his supper before setting him to work digging and planting the seeds. He works until late at night and she has him up on the job early in the morning. After the seeds are all in the ground, the neighbor's hens immediately get busy, scratch them out and eat them all up, making a wreck of the flower beds. At night on his return home from business, Citiman is again set to work by his wife replanting the seeds and putting everything In shape. The next morning the hens are up at daybreak and repeat their havoc of the day before. Saturday being a half holiday, Citiman is invited by ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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30 December 1912 (USA)  »

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The fun comes from the clever playing
23 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

Flora Finch with the good help of Hughie Mack, makes many a laugh in this fresh and clever farce, picturing the luck of two city people with their first garden. Mrs. Citiman is a first rate organizer and planner. She lays out gardening for her stout spouse, buys him the tools, seeds and all that is needed and reads novels while he does the work. Comical trouble ensues, especially when Flora finds Hughie asleep at the hoe. The fun comes from the clever playing rather than from the humor of the action itself; yet the author of the scenario, Ida Hall, deserves credit for working up into an acceptable picture a good idea. William Humphries produced it. - The Moving Picture World, January 11, 1913


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