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Bobbie's Long Trousers (1913)

Bobbie's misfortune all arose from a pair of long trousers. When a boy came into the office arrayed as to the nether part of his anatomy in all the majestic panoply of a grown man, Bobbie's... See full summary »

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Marion Weeks
Edna Flugrath
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Bobbie's misfortune all arose from a pair of long trousers. When a boy came into the office arrayed as to the nether part of his anatomy in all the majestic panoply of a grown man, Bobbie's jealousy was aroused. Bobbie invited the girls in the office and some of his other friends to a picnic on the following Saturday, on which occasion he assured them be would wear his first pair of long trousers. On Saturday, Bobbie's attitude was chiefly characterized by an over-weening pride. When the other boys and girls went in swimming, he preferred to strut about the beach in his lordly apparel until the boisterous demonstrations of his friends forced him to don a bathing suit in self-protection. The fact that he was obliged to resort to personal violence to regain the cherished clothes from a small boy who had put them on in his absence and was grandiloquently stalking about in them, did not in any sense mar what he felt was a thoroughly satisfactory day, and on the following Monday he arrived... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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20 August 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary First Aid to the Injured by the Police Force of Berkeley, Cal. (1913). See more »

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A comedy that is not quite pointless
4 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

A comedy that is not quite pointless. It endeavors to prove that a boy with short "pants" is permitted by the girls with whom he works to take liberties that are denied him when he appeals in long trousers. In this Instance the boy reverted to the abbreviated garment. - The Moving Picture World, September 6, 1913


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