Mr. Lord, President of the International Food Products Company, objects to the attachment which has sprung up between his daughter Mildred, and his private secretary, Tracy, and tells the ... See full summary »
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M.G. Lord
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Mildred Lord - the Daughter
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Mr. Lord, President of the International Food Products Company, objects to the attachment which has sprung up between his daughter Mildred, and his private secretary, Tracy, and tells the young people that matrimony, on Tracy's slender salary, is out of the question. Mildred's pleas that she would be quite happy in the role of a poor man's wife, are promptly rejected. Mildred, however, unknown to her father, starts on a career of economy by which she hopes to be able to learn to live within Tracy's means. She receives a terrible shock at the outset when she learns the cost of food stuffs and then and there decides that the cost of living is too high. She evolves a plan to remedy this evil and laying it before the General Federation of Women's Clubs, is hailed as the modern Joan D'Arc. The plan is a simple one. A list of food products is made with each item numbered. This list is sent to every member of the United States with instructions to refrain from buying any article whose number... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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4 June 1912 (USA)  »

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The daughter gets to work
25 November 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A good comedy. The basis is the rejection of the suit for the hand of the daughter of a foodstuff millionaire by his private secretary. The father calls attention to her extravagance and the extreme high prices. The daughter gets to work. She organizes women's clubs and secures a membership of 750,000. By a secret contract with an advertising agency advertisements are to be inserted in all papers; the ad is to consist simply of one or two numbers, which represent, for instance, butter and eggs, according to a well-understood schedule. On the publication of the numbers the entire membership boycotts the particular article. The scheme works. In three days the father loses $25,609.78. The daughter saves on her household expenses $1.46. The father throws up his hands. His secretary gets the girl, with the injunction not to permit his wife to economize. - The Moving Picture World, June 15, 1912


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