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A Mix-Up in Pedigrees (1913)

Robert Forsythe was an elderly widower of wealth who prided himself upon his distinguished lineage. Muriel, his daughter, did not share her father's views on pedigrees. A young society man ... See full summary »
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Ernest Joy
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Robert Forsythe was an elderly widower of wealth who prided himself upon his distinguished lineage. Muriel, his daughter, did not share her father's views on pedigrees. A young society man was favored by her father as her future husband, but she reserved her smiles for a young business man who had no "family connections" to recommend him. Mr. Forsythe did not approve of Brown, and the young merchant was peremptorily refused. "He is not of our station in life, dear," he told his daughter, "and is unfit to marry you." "I don't believe that Paul's family is any better than Bob's," the girl retorted scornfully. The father wrote to an old genealogist to trace the family history of the two men. The genealogist's report stated that Devere, the young society man, was descended from one of the French Kings. While Brown had an ancestor who was hanged for stealing hogs. The genealogist gave the report to his stenographer to deliver. She had reason to like Brown, and when the report was delivered... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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5 October 1913 (USA)  »

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There is considerable originality
2 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Muriel's father begins an investigation of the family trees of her two lovers, Brown and Revere. One of them is descended from a royal family and the other the son of a farmer who was hanged for stealing hogs, The stenographer mixes up the names and an amusing situation results. There is considerable originality in this. - The Moving Picture World, October 18, 1913


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