The Professor's Romance (1914)

A widow with two children moves in next to a serious-minded professor. While he's falling for her, her bratty children are driving him crazy.


Sidney Drew


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Cast overview:
Sidney Drew ... Professor Cameron
Mrs. Sidney Drew ... The Widow Merrileigh (as Jane Morrow)
Helen Connelly ... The Widow's Daughter
Bobby Connelly ... The Widow's Son
Ethel Lee Ethel Lee ... Sophrona - the Housekeeper


The Honorable John Cameron, Minister of Labor, is working hard to complete the investigation which is his life's effort. The widow Merrileigh and her two children settle down in the house next door. Trouble commences at once. The youngsters allow a stray baseball to land in Cameron's soup-plate and he starts over to the widow's house to demand reparation. The widow tells Cameron that "mother's little angels" were simply playing, and apologizes. ' As he goes out, the children, with anything but "angelic" looks declare war on the Honorable John Cameron. Hostilities commence at once. They set off a giant firecracker on the porch, and when Cameron again complains, she gently chides them saying, "I fear they need a father's firm hand." Cameron and the widow almost unconsciously fall in love, and when his great work is finished, he invites the widow and her children to a little celebration. It proves quite a celebration, all right, and after some particularly distressing incidents with a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short







Release Date:

23 December 1914 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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A very funny comedy
4 July 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

William Addison Lathrop has written a very funny comedy which Sidney Drew has produced and in which he plays the part ot the Professor. The house next door is an attraction, occupied by a widow, with a couple ot children (Bobby and Helen Connelly) who makes things lively for the Professor, but everything ends serenely for everyone concerned. This is a most edifying and laughable comedy. - The Moving Picture World, January 9, 1915

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