Bob and Betty would be quite happy if the boys, with Jack at their head, would let him alone. But their evenings at home are interrupted by invitations to smokers and club affairs in which ... See full summary »

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Bob - a Jolly Good Fellow
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Betty - a Jolly Good Fellow's Wife
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Bob and Betty would be quite happy if the boys, with Jack at their head, would let him alone. But their evenings at home are interrupted by invitations to smokers and club affairs in which Betty, of course, is not included, the result being that Bob comes home in the wee small hours and not always in the happiest frame of mind for Betty. Of course, he makes good resolutions and, of course, he breaks them, and finally one night, coming in at almost two o'clock, he answers Betty's query from upstairs as to the time by boldly announcing that it is only eleven o'clock. At that instant the cuckoo clock at his shoulder cuckoos twice and to bear out his statement he is obliged to imitate the cuckoo nine more times. Upstairs Betty has not been deceived by the imitation and decides to take him at his word. She accordingly sets the alarm clock back three hours. In the morning while he is asleep, she gets up, sets his watch back and also the cuckoo clock. Consequently he comes down to breakfast ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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5 March 1912 (USA)  »

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