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Being of a morose nature, John Taylor only sees the dark side of things and consequently his associates in the shop have nicknamed him "The Grouch." His brother-in-law, Thomas Bright, about... See full summary »
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William Wadsworth ...
John Taylor aka The Grouch
Bliss Milford ...
Mrs. Taylor - the Grouch's Wife
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Thomas Bright - Taylor's Brother-in-Law
Edna May Weick ...
Dolly - the Taylors' Little Girl
Louise Sydmeth ...
The Apple Woman
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Being of a morose nature, John Taylor only sees the dark side of things and consequently his associates in the shop have nicknamed him "The Grouch." His brother-in-law, Thomas Bright, about the only one who really takes an interest in him, sets about to let the sunshine into his dark ways of thinking. This is not an easy task, but Tom is determined to change the man's nature if possible, at least for his sister's sake, who leads a miserable life on account of her husband's grouchiness. To cure him, Thomas invokes the aid of the boys in the shop, who finally agree to make him a member of their club where harmony and good-fellowship reigns supreme. They succeed in a measure in showing him the sunny side of life, but not until he returns home that night and finds his child ill, is a change in his nature brought about. His one redeeming feature is his great love for his only child whose highly sensitive nature has been so shocked by the Grouch's constant fault-finding that she becomes ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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