Mr. Durand, a solicitor, is preparing for his participation in a dinner party. His toilet is almost complete, but the fastening of his collar gives him some trouble. He cannot button it. ... See full summary »

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Durand
Svend Bille
Maja Bjerre-Lind
Frederik Buch ...
Chief of Rescue Service
Mathilde Felumb Friis
Frederik Jacobsen
Doris Langkilde
Lau Lauritzen
Zanny Petersen
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Berthi (as Karen Lund)
Emilie Sannom ...
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Franz Skondrup
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Mr. Durand, a solicitor, is preparing for his participation in a dinner party. His toilet is almost complete, but the fastening of his collar gives him some trouble. He cannot button it. Bursting into his wife's room, he finds his better-half in the clutches of her maid, who is experiencing trouble with the bodice hooks. He promptly annexes Jeannette to his dressing-room. Thither comes the irate Mrs. Durand and a tussle ensues for the possession of the maid. Jeannette is eventually pushed out of the room by her mistress, and in disgust leaves the house. Husband and wife eventually overcome their difficulties, and are on their way to the dinner party. Here hubby is paired off with a charming young damsel, while his wife is handed over to the tender mercies of a specimen of humanity, whose dial appears to have passed through the perils of a landslide. At table, Mr. Durand showers attentions upon his fair partner, much to the chagrin of his better-half, who creates a scene, and the pair ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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9 December 1911 (USA)  »

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Buttons and Hooks  »

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Released in the US as a split reel along with the documentary Winter in Switzerland (1911). See more »

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To some it may seem a bit suggestive
3 June 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A very well-acted and amusing comedy. There is a good deal of human truth in it, although the atmosphere is thoroughly European. Mr. and Mrs. Bright have only one maid. Mrs. Bright wants her dress hooked up and Mr. Bright is having trouble getting his collar buttoned. It ends in Mr. Bright's getting served first. The little tiff is carried to an evening party and reopened again when Mr. and Mrs. Bright are preparing for bed. Mr. Bright goes out to get someone else to unbutton the collar. His adventures take him to places that are open late and he gets home drunk. Mrs. Bright, meanwhile, has called up the Life Saving Corps of the Fire Department to unhook her dress behind. This is not offensive, but to some it may seem a bit suggestive. One sees much worse on Broadway. It is a comedy that gives a well utilized chance to do some brilliant acting. - The Moving Picture World, December 16, 1911


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