Irish it is, all the way
deickemeyer from Chicago
13 July 2017
Here is another Marsh Wilder-Bill Shea scream. Don't take our word for
it. Go see it. If you have any Irish blood anywhere behind you you will
go again. For Irish it is, all the way, even to a near wake, in which
participated two of the real things in the way of weepers or criers.
Shea is Wilder's good friend and tries to protect him from the wiles of
the widow. Kate Price fills this line in the cast. The little fellow
gets word from America of the fine opportunities on the police force.
As he has money, he determines to go. Counting it, the widow sees him
in the act as she peers through the window. She determines to marry the
man and go with him. "Hide the money; here comes the widow," Marsh
tells Shea. The widow, however, locks up her intended and takes the
key. Through the keyhole Bill inserts a long-stemmed clay "comeallyer,"
and between the whiles he quaffs copious draughts of the "craytur" he
lets fall into the bowl a little for the other fellow. This is all real
fun. But it won't touch the wake. Bill gets his "dead one" by all but
the keen eyes of the widow. Through the tears she sees the truth. She
"busts up" the wake. In her might she gathers in her arms the
struggling mite and in triumph bears him to her own home. - The Moving
Picture World, February 8, 1913
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