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Why Girls Leave Home (1913)

The story hinges about a minister who receives a pamphlet announcing that the melodrama, "Why Girls Leave Home," is to be produced at the local theater. Stirred by the danger to his flock ... See full summary »

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(as C. Jay Williams)
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The Minister
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The Minister's Daughter
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The Minister's Daughter's Sweetheart
Alice Washburn ...
The Housekeeper
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The Stenographer
Edwin Clarke ...
The Stenographer's Boyfriend
William Wadsworth ...
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The Heroine (in the play)
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The Villain (in the play)
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Mrs. William Bechtel
Charles Morgan
Philip Tannura
Ida Williams ...
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The story hinges about a minister who receives a pamphlet announcing that the melodrama, "Why Girls Leave Home," is to be produced at the local theater. Stirred by the danger to his flock from so pernicious an influence, he prepares a vigorous sermon against the play. In order to make his sermon particularly apt, he decides that he must see the play himself, and so he steals secretly from home on the night of the performance. His daughter, stenographer and cook arrive at the same conclusion and also go to the performance with their respective young men. The simultaneous homecoming of these seven people after the play, produces an extremely amusing situation which is culminated by the arrival of an usher with the minister's coat. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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3 October 1913 (USA)  »

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A successful comedy offering
2 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

A splendid revival of this well-remembered success of former days. There is the same minister and his household who go to see the play, "Why Girls Leave Home." The stage and the audience are shown in turn, and as the burlesque proceeds the scenes become very funny and make the house rock with laughter. The boy, Ikey, falls from the gallery, and all of the old scenes are brought out, together with much new business. A successful comedy offering. - The Moving Picture World, October 18, 1913


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