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My Double and How He Undid Me (1912)

An overworked minister chances upon a man in a poorhouse who looks very much like him, and decides to engage the man to impersonate him and attend the stupid committee meetings and social ... See full summary »

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William Wadsworth ...
Rev. Ingham
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Mrs. Ingham
Edward O'Connor ...
Rev. Ingham's Double (as Edwin O'Connor)
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An overworked minister chances upon a man in a poorhouse who looks very much like him, and decides to engage the man to impersonate him and attend the stupid committee meetings and social functions that take up his time and prevent him from doing the work which he wants to put his heart into. The plan succeeds admirably at first and the double is introduced at a sociable at the minister's own house. The guests do not seem to notice that their pastor is at all different or at all unlike himself when the real man slips out to do his writing and the double takes his place among the guests. At committee meetings he has been taught always to complain of a sore throat and never to make a speech and when at the social always refer to his "wife," that is, to Mrs. Ingham, the minister's wife, and let her answer all questions for him on the same "sore throat" plea. All goes well until the double is invited to a dinner and there a city chap gets him to drink a little champagne. He points to his ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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28 February 1912 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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