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My Wife's Bonnet (1912)

Mrs. Topknot and her friends, Mrs. Cutwater and Mrs. Appleby, buy hats alike. Mrs. Topknot goes to the theater with her cousin, Alfred Jones, whom her husband has never seen. While ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Topknot
John Lancaster ...
Mr. Topknot
Oliver Johnson ...
Alfred Jones
Edith Hill ...
The Maid
Chauncy D. Herbert ...
Mr. Cutwater (as C.D. Herbert)
Frances Bayless ...
Mrs. Cutwater
Rose Evans ...
Mrs. Appleby
John Larkin ...
Chief Usher in the Theatre
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Mrs. Topknot and her friends, Mrs. Cutwater and Mrs. Appleby, buy hats alike. Mrs. Topknot goes to the theater with her cousin, Alfred Jones, whom her husband has never seen. While preparing to watch the performance, she accidentally drops her hat from the box where she is sitting to the pit below. In glancing over the railing of the box she is astonished to see that the hat has fallen into the lap of her husband, whom she thought was busy at his office, she and Alfred, not wishing to be seen by Mr. Topknot, hurriedly leave the theater. Mr. Topknot recognizes his wife's hat and immediately causes an uproar in the theater, thinking that his spouse is spending the evening with another man. Mrs. Appleby, who chances to be in the theater and sees the hat drop into Mr. Topknot's lap, decides to help her friend. She hurries away from the theater and leaves her hat at Mrs. Topknot's apartment. Alfred Jones also borrows Mrs. Cutwater's hat, so when the indignant Mr. Topknot returns home he ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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14 October 1912 (USA)  »

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It tickled a large audience
20 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

A clever, laughable comedy situation comes when Mr. Topnot sees his wife's bonnet rolling down the aisle of a theater. It happens that not only Mrs. Topnot, but two of her friends have hats just alike and when Topnot demands an explanation, the three hats, after much amusing trouble, help a little perjury in straightening things out. It tickled a large audience, is fresh and commendable. It has been adapted from J.H. Morton's one act comedy and was produced by C.D. Herbert. Lyllian Leighton plays Mis. Topnot; John Lancaster, Mr. Topnot; Oliver Johnson, the cousin with Mrs. T. at the theater; C.D. Herbert, Frances Baylace, Rose Evans and John Larkin also have parts. - The Moving Picture World, October 26, 1912


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