Edith was fat and was getting fatter all the time. Then she ran across a book on physical culture that hinted that fat was fatal to love. Edith wanted to hold her husband's love, so she ... See full summary »

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Edith was fat and was getting fatter all the time. Then she ran across a book on physical culture that hinted that fat was fatal to love. Edith wanted to hold her husband's love, so she started training but said nothing to her husband about it. It was bad enough when she lunched off excelsior and dined on baled hay, but when she donned sweater and short skirt and started to do some road work the real trouble commenced. Almost as bad were the facial gymnastics prescribed by the book to eliminate wrinkles. When Edith's husband saw those horrible grimaces he was certain that she had gone insane, and the doctor inclined to the same opinion. It looked very much as though it would be a nice, quiet, padded cell for Edith, but in the end she produced the book and explained that it was to hold her husband's love. Then hubby told her that he loved her best when she was her own fat self and not an imitation of a jack-in-the-box, so Edith threw the book away and decided that there were worse ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 October 1910 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with False Love and True (1910). See more »

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