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He Meant Well (1917)

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Victor Moore calls on his sweetheart and asks her to marry him. She refuses and Vic is downcast. She tells Vic that she will marry him on condition that he does one good deed, to prove that... See full summary »

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Victor Moore calls on his sweetheart and asks her to marry him. She refuses and Vic is downcast. She tells Vic that she will marry him on condition that he does one good deed, to prove that he is kind, considerate and helpful. Vic leaves his sweetheart and passes a gang of boys who are playing. One says, "Look at the dude; let's soak the lid," and they begin throwing potatoes at Vic. Turning around to scold them, he backs into a baby carriage just as a potato hits the lid and knocks it off onto the head of the baby in the carriage. Vic, picking the hat off the child's head, tries to apologize. The baby's mother is very angry and lets Vic know it. He starts to chase the boys and catches up with the leader, who runs into a Boy Scout. As Vic starts to spank the boy, the Boy Scout interferes and calls Vic's attention to the sign on the fence reading "Do one good deed every day." He offers Vic a Boy Scout badge; 25 cents is the price. Vic buys it and, imbued with the Boy Scout motto, gives... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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6 January 1917 (USA)  »

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