A young married man finds a blue garter and in a spirit of jest puts it in his pocket. His wife finds the garter and notwithstanding his explanation she believes him to be faithless. He is ... See full summary »
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A young married man finds a blue garter and in a spirit of jest puts it in his pocket. His wife finds the garter and notwithstanding his explanation she believes him to be faithless. He is bound to get rid of the garter and puts it into the pocket of one of his friends. He in turn hangs it on the end of a cane carried by an elderly gentleman in conversation with a young lady. It is needless to say trouble starts at once. So the garter wanders from one hand to another. A thief takes a hand in the game; he is pursued and to get rid of the garter he puts it in somebody's pocket. So the garter wanders until it reaches the first man again. The thief has been caught, is brought before the police lieutenant and there the mystery is solved: it is the lieutenant's sleeve holder which caused all the trouble. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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11 November 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with Found in a Taxi (1909). See more »

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The fun grows fast and furious
16 January 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

To Mr. Lubin we send our sincere thanks for the only hearty laugh we have had in the moving picture theater this week, which has been an interesting and instructive one, but scarcely a hilarious one. For the comedy subjects just now are running in an uncommonly dull groove. But we live in hopes of better things shortly. Meanwhile Lubin scores with "The Blue Garter." This interesting piece of feminine apparel was picked up by a young married man who fails to convince his wife, when she finds it in his pocket, that he had only brought it home for fun. So he gets rid of it. Now, if the foolish fellow had got rid of this blue garter in the proper way, that is, by destroying the blamed thing, he would have saved himself a lot of trouble and also his friends. On the other hand, Mr. Lubin would not have made this delightful film and we should not have had a hearty laugh. So perhaps it is best that hubby acted rather stupidly by passing the garter to a friend, who also gets into trouble with a lady, through having the pesky thing in his possession. So it finds its way into the baggage of a rube, who, miraculous to say, is robbed of it by a thief, who, also finding the garter an uncomfortable possession, gets rid of it; until it finally comes around to its original owner. The fun grows fast and furious. The victims of this unfortunate garter's maladroitness are nearly driven crazy by the confusion it creates. Finally the thief is caught and all the characters gather before the police captain, who solves the mystery by pointing out that the garter is not a garter at all, but his sleeve holder. So all ends happily. There is quite a touch of the chase in this film, but there is great diversity of action and the mind is kept occupied in watching the disagreeable escapades of the victims of the blue garter. We laughed because we saw catastrophe after catastrophe coming. The humorous situations anticipate themselves. It is all pleasant fooling, but it is clever fooling, and we and the audience like this kind of thing. "The Blue Garter" is a Lubin success and is bound to be popular in the moving picture theater. - The Moving Picture World, November 30, 1909


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