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Billie was a very nice young man indeed; Helen thought so. The chaperon started all the trouble. When Billie and the boys came to see Helen and the other girls aboard the houseboat, the ... See full summary »

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Billie was a very nice young man indeed; Helen thought so. The chaperon started all the trouble. When Billie and the boys came to see Helen and the other girls aboard the houseboat, the chaperon showed the boys very plainly that she liked Herbert Westlake much better than any of them. The chaperon's preference for a millionaire was naturally the cause of some irritation to the boys in their camp nearby. Under the able generalship of Billie they laid plans which eventually resulted in the worthy lady's defeat. On the night following their inhospitable reception the houseboat's dinghy mysteriously disappeared. Next morning when the cook desired to go ashore for provisions no small boat could be found. By swimming ashore, Helen managed to intercept the grocer who visited the boys' camp. Just as she had given him a large order, Billie appeared. Whether it was on account of something he said, or just because of natural buoyancy, it is quite certain that the girls were not nearly as much ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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18 August 1913 (USA)  »

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No audible evidence of mirth
31 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

A story written around a houseboat. There are many men and many girls; some of the latter are described as water nymphs, but their work in the water hardly justifies the use of the term. What was obviously intended as comedy did not so impress the reviewer; certainly in a good-sized morning house there was no audible evidence of mirth. - The Moving Picture World, August 30, 1913


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