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Aunt Miranda's Cat (1912)

A pretty white cat is the joy and pride of an old maid known as Aunt Miranda. Every afternoon she sits at the window with a novel and her cat, and incidentally flirts with Jonathan Biggs, a... See full summary »

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Alice Washburn ...
Aunt Miranda
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Helen - Aunt Miranda's Niece (as Elsie McLeod)
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Dick Perkins - Helen's Sweetheart
William Wadsworth ...
Neighbor Jonathan Biggs
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A pretty white cat is the joy and pride of an old maid known as Aunt Miranda. Every afternoon she sits at the window with a novel and her cat, and incidentally flirts with Jonathan Biggs, a bachelor who occupies a room directly opposite hers, in the house next door. One afternoon Miranda's cat, in company with another feline, gives a high pitched concert on the back fence and rudely disturbs old Biggs' peaceful slumber. He quickly demonstrates his antipathy for cats by shying the heaviest missile he can lay hands on and with good effect, for Miranda's cat falls to the ground with a thud, apparently dead. Not wishing to incur Miranda's enmity, he hastily descends to the yard, places the limp body of the cat in a bag and buries it under a tree a short distance up the road. Two tramps hiding behind the tree silently observe this proceeding and when Biggs leaves, they feverishly dig up the bag thinking it contains a treasure, only to find a dead cat. Meanwhile Miranda has missed her cat ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 May 1912 (USA)  »

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In spite of its humorous characters and its good situation, seems slow
14 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

A comedy with two pairs of lovers. Aunt Miranda (Alice Washburn) had an admirer in her next-door neighbor (Wm. Wadsworth) and her big-eyed niece (Elsie McLeod) had also a sweetheart, played by Edward Boulden. Auntie objected to him. Auntie's admirer objected to her cat. This cat got into a fight on the fence and a brick flung by the older man knocked him out. He then was buried. The younger man found the cat which wasn't dead and brought him back, then blackmailed the older man to persuade Auntie to let him marry the niece. The picture, in spite of its humorous characters and its good situation, seems slow. It really wasn't a full-reel subject. The acting is good, as is the camera work. - The Moving Picture World, May 25, 1912


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