A Reluctant Cinderella (1913)
Grace Walker, a young Miss, attends a dinner dance in slippers that are so tight they pinch her feet beyond endurance. At the dinner table she kicks off one slipper to give her foot temporary relief. The uneasy feet of some of the guests accidentally kick the slipper along until it is far out of her reach. When the hostess gives the signal for the ladies to rise, Grace finds herself in an awkward predicament. In vain she waves her foot in all directions under the table, and is finally compelled to rise and leave the room in her stockinged foot. In the dancing room she seats herself in a secluded corner behind some potted plants, in the hope of resuming her search as soon as the gentlemen vacate the dining room. Dick Evans is the young man who finds the slipper. He hides it in his pocket and makes up his mind to find the owner, resorting to all manner of tricks to get a view of the ladies' feet. Finally he comes upon Grace sitting behind the potted plants with one foot visible. "Here is my pretty Cinderella at last," he murmurs, producing the slipper. But the embarrassed young lady loftily denies all knowledge of it. His efforts at trying to get a glimpse of her foot prove fruitless and the situation develops into a battle of wits. He is about to give up when he conceives a brilliant idea. He goes down into the kitchen of the house and gets a servant to get him a mouse in a trap. Returning to the dancing room, he lets it loose, causing the panic-stricken ladies to climb chairs, and thus Grace reveals her stockinged foot, and is forced to admit ownership of the slipper which Dick deftly slips on her foot, enabling her to join in the merry whirl.- Written by Moving Picture World synopsis
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