The Awakening of Jones (1912)

An actor and his wife, unable to pay their board bill, are obliged to leave their trunks in settlement with Jones, the hotel landlord. While presumably the head of the establishment, his ... See full summary »

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Laurence Trimble
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John Bunny ... Mr. Jones
Flora Finch ... Mrs. Jones
Edward Kimball ... (as Edward M. Kimball)
Rose Tapley
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An actor and his wife, unable to pay their board bill, are obliged to leave their trunks in settlement with Jones, the hotel landlord. While presumably the head of the establishment, his wife holds complete say and handles the cash. Jones needs a suit of new clothes. His wife tells him to make use of the actor's wardrobe. He selects a very loud, sporty-looking suit. When he sees himself in the glass he is filled with pride and the spirit of independence and manhood. He helps himself to a roll of bills from the safe and starts out to paint the town red. Meeting a drummer, lie invites him to have a drink, of soda water. The drummer insists upon having something stronger. Jones is out for a good time and makes his soda with a dash of syrup. The drummer gives the druggist the "wink." Jones insists upon having another, and is now ready to go the limit. The drummer leads him to it and engages him in a game of poker with a couple of friends. They soon help him get rid of his pile. He ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1912 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The quality of these Vitagraph comedies is too well known
13 January 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A Vitagraph laugh-maker featuring Bunny and Flora Finch, who play a couple keeping a hotel in a country city. A theatrical troupe was stranded there and left its trunks. Mrs. Jones (Flora Finch) found in the trunk of its leading comedian, and also tragedian, clothes that her husband (Bunny) could wear. In the comedy clothes poor Jones got into trouble, so he put on a tragedy suit to retrieve his roll, he becomes a corking pirate and holds up the skin gambler. Then he gets stuck on himself, thinks he is boss and goes out to have a gay time. Mrs. Jones finds swell woman's clothes in the second trunk and follows. The quality of these Vitagraph comedies is too well known to need further comment. - The Moving Picture World, August 17, 1912


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