Pete Meadows longs to become an actor. LeGrade, proprietor of a hotel where Pete stops, gives Pete one more day in which to pay much past due rent. Pete escapes, with his baggage through ... See full summary »

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Pete Meadows longs to become an actor. LeGrade, proprietor of a hotel where Pete stops, gives Pete one more day in which to pay much past due rent. Pete escapes, with his baggage through the window, the shock causing the violent LeGrade to go into wild hysteria. Pete goes to new lodgings and, finally, through Rosa Redmond, a booking agent, secures a contract in vaudeville. Incidentally, he gains her personal admiration to an amazing degree. She sees that his embonpoint is admirably fitted for the portrayal of the part of Falstaff, and books him to play a sketch of "The Merry Wives of Windsor." A packed house, including Rosa, is on hand. Pete is awkward and nervous in delivering his first love scene with Mistress Ford and the audience is correspondingly amused, much to the disgust of Rosa. During the action of the sketch, Pete, as Falstaff, is disguised as a witch and hidden behind a screen on sudden news of the approach of Mr. Ford. Just as Pete has donned his woman's clothes, there ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 April 1913 (USA)  »

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Past masters at this sort of thing
30 August 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A good comedy offering, written by Shannon Fife and produced by Barry O'Neil. As usual in these Pete stories, it features Mrs. George B. Walters and Peter Lang in a love story. Both are past masters at this sort of thing and its success is largely due to their acting. A large number of people are in the picture, as an audience at Pete's opening as Falstaff, and the producer has made a good audience of them; they don't like the play and don't mind who knows it. Before Falstaff begins the comedy business in his role, Pete's playing is charming; it makes us feel sure that he would make a hit in that part. Mrs. Walters is the agent that got him the job and when he failed, made room in her heart for him. Richard Morris plays a lodging-house keeper who finds his unpaid rent acting on the stage and demands his money right in the middle of the act. It is clearly photographed and there is no doubt that the people liked it. - The Moving Picture World, April 26, 1913


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