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All on Account of a Portrait (1913)

Because John isn't soulful and doesn't like the superfluous amount of hirsute appendage of a pianist, the portrait of which is displayed in a window, Jessie, his sweetheart, gives him back ... See full summary »

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... John
... Jessie
... Music Dealer
... Messenger Boy
... Helen
... Tom
Ida Williams ... Helen's Mother (as Mrs. C.J. Williams)
Harry Linson ... Her Father
... Minister
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Because John isn't soulful and doesn't like the superfluous amount of hirsute appendage of a pianist, the portrait of which is displayed in a window, Jessie, his sweetheart, gives him back all his presents. To show that he doesn't care, John does likewise. They part but are very unhappy, particularly John, as he feels that he is more to blame for his hasty action. At the wedding of one of their friends they meet. Jessie is the bridesmaid and John the best man. After the ceremony the groom invites John to visit his country home. The same invitation is extended to Jessie by the bride. Arriving at the house before the host, they are mistaken for the newly married couple by enthusiastic neighbors and are greeted with a shower of rice. Jesse's icy attitude is thus melted and she decides that John's hair and eyes are very nice indeed. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 July 1913 (USA)  »

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Edison Company production number 7360. See more »

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A pleasing, light story
24 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

A little romance by Mark Swan. Mary Fuller and Benjamin F. Wilson play in it an engaged couple who quarrel and return each other's gifts, because Mary buys a portrait of a noted pianist who has very long hair. This has been worked up into a pleasing, light story which C. Jay Williams has produced in a natural, human way. It is a pretty offering and the best things in it are its scenes that are often full of charm. What humor it has rings true, except at the end, which is theatrical, though it doesn't harm the picture much. The leading characters are supported by a large cast of competent players. The photography is very fair. - The Moving Picture World, July 19, 1913


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