Harry Furniss and his young daughter live across the way from an autocratic old gentleman who has a son. The young people fall in love promptly and, of course, the autocratic father has ... See full summary »

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Harry Furniss and his young daughter live across the way from an autocratic old gentleman who has a son. The young people fall in love promptly and, of course, the autocratic father has other plans for his heir. One night he sees the shadow of his son and the young woman opposite thrown in strong relief upon the blind and promptly sends after the youth bidding him reserve his attentions for the lady of wealth already chosen for him. When the young man reports this to the artist and his daughter, the artist in a spirit of mischief and to help the young lovers, seats the girl before the blind and sketches her silhouette thereon. Consequently the stern parent across the way sees the young girl apparently alone, at least her shadow is there, and little dreams that the young people may be enjoying themselves in quite another part of the room. The artist's father carries his role of matchmaker a little farther. Dressing his daughter in exaggerated suffragette get-up, he makes a caricature ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 June 1912 (USA)  »

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It is delightfully acted and produced
27 November 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A comedy with an idea that is quite fresh and pleasing. The picture has also a bit of not very effective farce business in which a self-willed father attempts to force his son to marry, off-hand, a girl who seemed entirely willing. The young people had never met before. The father knew just as little of her; for they fooled him by dressing up the young man's sweetheart as the heiress and the ceremony was performed, the father thinking that his son was making the desired match; and the young people are much elated because they were fooling father. The shadow on the blind was a charcoal silhouette made by the sweetheart's father, an artist. It was visible from the lover's home during the marriage and helped to fool the scheming father. It is delightfully acted and produced. The scenario is by Harry Furnisa and he plays the role of the artist. Miss McCoy plays the girl. - The Moving Picture World, June 22, 1912


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