Beacher Summers is very happily married to Helen. Beacher's ambition is political and he succeeds in winning the Progressive Party's nomination for mayor. Helen's aunt, Frances, is a ... See full summary »

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Beach Summers
Phyllis Gordon ...
Helen Summers
Gertrude Dunbar ...
Helen's Aunt Frances
George Hernandez ...
Helen's Uncle Eben
Fred Huntley ...
Freddie Heim
Eddie James ...
Lyle Baker
Frank Clark ...
Jeems (as Frank M. Clark)
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Mrs. Single - a Divorcee
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Beacher Summers is very happily married to Helen. Beacher's ambition is political and he succeeds in winning the Progressive Party's nomination for mayor. Helen's aunt, Frances, is a violent advocate of women's rights. She pulls her husband, Uncle Eben, around by the nose. Aunt Frances is disgusted with Helen's contentment with domestic affairs and finally prevails upon her to accept the nomination for mayor on the women's rights ticket. Thus she becomes a rival of her husband in the political field. Poor Helen knows nothing and cares less about politics and her campaign managers lead her into many ridiculous predicaments. Finally Election Day dawns and wanes, and when the ballots have been counted it is discovered that Helen has won the election. This is the last straw for the worn out little woman and she rushes home in an attempt to thrust the office off on her husband. He protests that he cannot receive the gift of office from her, but the dilemma is finally overcome when it is ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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4 December 1912 (USA)  »

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The acting is its worst drawback
9 April 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A woman's rights farce in which a man's wife is nominated to run against him in a mayoralty campaign and is elected. She turns out to be not twenty-one yet, so can't serve. It is a dry picture with only a few laughs, and the acting is its worst drawback, The wife, Phyllis Gordon, is very pretty and pleases; but her husband is ridiculous to a displeasing degree. Mrs. Gertrude Dunbar, an exaggerated suffragette, made most of the laughs; her hen pecked husband, George Hernandez, made, so far as we could see, all the rest. Wheeler Oakman, Fred Huntly, Eddie James, Frank Clark and Mrs. Katharine Pardee are in the cast. It was produced by Lem Parker. - The Moving Picture World, December 21, 1912


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