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His House in Order; or, The Widower's Quest (1913)

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The house of Charles Duckworth, a widower, has long been kept by his sister, Florence, who comes to him one day and tells of her engagement to Jack Manning, an old friend of her brother's. ... See full summary »

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Robert Gaillard ...
Charles Duckworth - a Widower
Julia Swayne Gordon ...
Alice Harding - the Governess
Kate Price ...
The Maid
Rose Tapley ...
Florence Duckworth - Charles' Sister
Adele DeGarde ...
Nell Duckworth - Charles' Child
Harry Northrup ...
Jack Manning - Florence's Fiance
Leah Baird
Dorothy Kilgour
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The house of Charles Duckworth, a widower, has long been kept by his sister, Florence, who comes to him one day and tells of her engagement to Jack Manning, an old friend of her brother's. Florence advises him to marry again, and, after giving him excellent reasons why he should do so, tells him of several girls that might make him a suitable wife. When his little daughter, Nell, is brought in later by her governess, Alice Harding, he asks her how she would like a new mother. Nell is enthusiastic and leads forward the governess, suggesting that she would make the best mother in the world. Alice is very much embarrassed, but laughs off the affair. The widower goes out to make a series of calls upon various young ladies, looking for one that would make a suitable mother for little Nell. As he passes out he notices Alice sitting by the fire with Nell, telling her some pretty bed-time stories. As soon as he has gone, the servants prepare to spend a jolly evening, dressing up in the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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11 June 1913 (USA)  »

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