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Wifie's Athletic Mamma (1914)

It's bad enough to be henpecked, but when in addition you have a mother-in-law who can lick her weight in wildcats, it's worse. Peter Kingston is in that situation and when he hears that ... See full summary »

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It's bad enough to be henpecked, but when in addition you have a mother-in-law who can lick her weight in wildcats, it's worse. Peter Kingston is in that situation and when he hears that his wife's mamma is coming to town to open a gymnasium for young ladies, he lays his head on the table and weeps and doesn't notice that his head is in the oatmeal dish. Ma comes close on the heels of her letter and soon has her school established. She makes an exception in favor of hubby and each morning she puts him through a course of training. Hubby wants to get even and when he sees a couple of mixed ale fighters in training he hires them to dress as girls and apply to Ma for instructions in boxing. The pugs look anything but lady-like in spite of the make-ups, and Ma smells a rat. When she sees hubby waiting on the front steps for the "murder" to begin she knows the rat's name. She goes back to the gym, good and sore and walks into those unfortunate pugilists like the wrath to come. All the time... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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6 October 1914 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy A Hunting Absurdity (1914). See more »

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