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Bill Jones' New Years Resolution (1908)

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This comedy picture story revolves around "A married man with too much mother-in-law and an exacting wife." He makes the usual New Year resolutions. He swears he will stop smoking, drinking... See full summary »

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This comedy picture story revolves around "A married man with too much mother-in-law and an exacting wife." He makes the usual New Year resolutions. He swears he will stop smoking, drinking, staying out late at night, flirting, playing poker; swears to arise early in the morning to kiss his mother-in-law, and takes many other oaths of a similar character. While he finds it an easy thing to make these resolutions, he discovers shortly that it is exceedingly difficult to keep them, and each time that he is about to forget his oath, his wife appears suddenly and unexpectedly upon the scene, flashing before his eyes his signed document. While meekly riding on the water wagon, he accidentally slips off, and much to the delight of his friends and the consternation of his wife and mother-in-law, he religiously breaks every oath he has made. While the theme is an old, old story, the Essanay Company have endeavored to make this film one of the most laughable productions, and it is released at ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 December 1908 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Who Is Smoking That Rope? (1908). See more »

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