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The Minute and the Maid (1911)

Rose Guneo is the daughter of a good-for-nothing father, who spends the girl's earnings as a wandering minstrel. Foster is an artist, and meeting Rose on the street, is struck with her ... See full summary »

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Rose Cuneo
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Rose Guneo is the daughter of a good-for-nothing father, who spends the girl's earnings as a wandering minstrel. Foster is an artist, and meeting Rose on the street, is struck with her beauty and engages her to pose for him. Rose falls in love with him, and recognizes her inferiority of education, studies diligently to perfect herself. Her dissolute father resents her efforts to better herself, and tears up her books. While in a state of intoxication he comes home, and finding that Rose has again disobeyed him and is reading by candlelight he attacks her. Rose escapes and takes refuge in the studio, and her predicament brings him to a realization that he loves her. Knowing that the father is liable to rush in any moment Foster sends for the police and also telephones for a minister. The marriage ceremony is performed as Guneo bursts in, and the artist is compelled to hold him at bay with a pistol until the police officer arrives. When Guneo is made to realize that Rose is now the wife... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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7 June 1911 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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