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The Bachelor's Wife (1909)

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A young man who has always obtained money from his doting uncle, with which to satisfy his debtors, finds his debts accumulating so rapidly that, in order to gain the desired amounts, he ... See full summary »

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A young man who has always obtained money from his doting uncle, with which to satisfy his debtors, finds his debts accumulating so rapidly that, in order to gain the desired amounts, he writes his uncle, first that he is married; next that he has a child, and finally that he must have more money for clothes for them both. The uncle, becoming suspicious, writes his nephew that he will call and visit him and his family. The nephew, on receipt of this letter, becomes frantic, knowing that he must produce a wife and child, or his uncle will cut him off because of his deceit. He rushes into the street and asks the first woman he meets to be his wife for a day, and promptly has his face slapped. He tries this several times with the same result, until he meets a slavey scrubbing a stoop. She consents, and after buying her a handsome gown and decking her out, he gets her to his quarters after many mishaps, just in time for the uncle's arrival. The uncle, surprised at her antics at dinner, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 May 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Mr. Flip (1909). See more »

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