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His Undesirable Relatives (1913)

Mr. and Mrs. Witherspoon, newlyweds, return from their wedding tour to settle down in their home town. Instead of enjoying peace, their relatives descend on them in a cloud. Cousin Clarence... See full summary »

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William Wadsworth ...
Mr. Witherspoon
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Mrs. Witherspoon
Alice Washburn ...
Molly O'Hara - the Cook
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Cousin Clarence
Florence Coventry ...
2nd Cousin
Maggie Weston ...
3rd Cousin (as Margaret Weston)
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Uncle Jabez
Lizzie Conway ...
Aunt Jabez
Edna Flugrath ...
The Jabez Child
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Mr. and Mrs. Witherspoon, newlyweds, return from their wedding tour to settle down in their home town. Instead of enjoying peace, their relatives descend on them in a cloud. Cousin Clarence, a lean, lanky, inquisitive individual, annoys them. Another relative suddenly breaks in and the young couple are constantly interrupted in their spooning. The relatives pour in thick and fast, all cranks of the first water, one a health crank, another a spiritual medium, etc. The young husband is timid and hates to evict them, hut Molly O'Hara, the servant, is equal to the emergency. She decorates her face with cranberry sauce and feigns illness. The relatives mistake her painted face for a contagious disease and make a wild scramble for the front hall where there is a laughable mix-up, after which the Witherspoons are left to themselves. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 April 1913 (USA)  »

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Characteristic and individual and so very interesting
2 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

There is amusement rather than loud laughs in this picture as it runs. The relatives, uncles, cousins and aunts of the newly married couple are caricatures in that they each represent characters entertainingly and comically and not truthfully; yet they are characteristic and individual and so very interesting. To the little family they are a nuisance. To get rid of them, the cook suggests that they be told she has smallpox. Every person in the cast deserves mention for some special point. The young couple are played by W. Wadsworth and Bessie Learn. .Mice Washburn is the cook; Herbert Prior, the first cousin to call, is followed by Florence Coventry and Margaret Weston and then Uncle Jabez's family comes (Frank Lyon, Lizzie Conway and Edna Plugrath). It is clearly photographed and makes a very fair offering. It was written by Mark Swan and produced by C.T. Williams. - The Moving Picture World, May 10, 1913


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