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Uncle Mun and the Minister (1912)

The story begins in Mr. Nankivel's country studio where he and little Dot are sojourning during the warm spell and incidentally doing some trick drawing for the edification of a country ... See full summary »

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Fred I. Nankivel ...
Fred Nankivel / Uncle Mun
Edna Flugrath ...
The Minister's Daughter
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The Minister's Daughter's Sweetheart
William Wadsworth ...
The Minister
Arthur Housman
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Little Dot (as Leonie Flugrath)
Edward O'Connor ...
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The story begins in Mr. Nankivel's country studio where he and little Dot are sojourning during the warm spell and incidentally doing some trick drawing for the edification of a country friend. Unable to secure the services of a model, he makes himself up to represent that eccentric and funny individual known as Uncle Mun and standing before a large mirror he draws his life-sized reflection. While thus engaged, the village minister enters and excitingly describes the capsizing of a canoe on the lake, precipitating a young man and his sweetheart, the minister's daughter, to the bottom. Uncle Mun now rushes to the rescue with a goodly number of villagers following in his wake. Arriving at the lake-side, he discovers, by the aid of a wonderful spy-glass, the young couple, quite contented at the bottom of the lake. This discovery causes no end of excitement among the villagers, who are at a loss to know how to bring the young couple back among them, until Uncle Mun strikes the brilliant ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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9 October 1912 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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One of Fred Nankivel's stories of Uncle Mun
19 February 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A fantasy with good laughs, and gives us one of Fred Nankivel's stories of Uncle Mun, who, by the way, is only the devil in a jolly and helpful mood. The author plays Mun, an artist whose pictures cut up capers on their own account. The love story, which is played by Edna Flugrath and Harry Beaumont, is merely a peg to hang a comic rescue from drowning by Uncle Mun. The girl's father is the minister (Wm. Wadsworth) who sees the canoe upset and, with the villagers, gets Mun's help. He changes the scene from love among the fishes to love in the mud, for he empties the lake. Uncle Mun pictures have been appearing in the "N.Y. Herald." The offering is fresh and pleasing. - The Moving Picture World, October 19, 1912


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