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Only One Shirt (1914)

Billy and Jack return home for the holiday with just two shirts between them. Jack's shirt is ruined when an ink bottle is upset. His sweetheart, Mabel, having informed him of her intention... See full summary »

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John E. Brennan ... Billy
George Larkin ... Jack - Billy's Chum
... Mabel - Billy's Sweetheart
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Billy and Jack return home for the holiday with just two shirts between them. Jack's shirt is ruined when an ink bottle is upset. His sweetheart, Mabel, having informed him of her intention of spending the day out of town. Billy decides to stay home all day, and loans his shirt to Jack. Mabel, however, misses her train. She phones Billy, requesting him to call. With his only shirt on Jack's back, Billy tells her that he is ill and cannot leave the house. Alarmed, Mabel decides to call upon her sweetheart. She meets Jack. The latter tries to dissuade her, but Mabel insists that her place is by Billy's sick-bed. Billy tries to buy a shirt, but finds the stores closed for the day. Later, in peering out of the window, the shirtless boy sees Jack and Mabel apparently enjoying a stroll. In jealous rage, Billy dives into bed and refuses to talk to Mabel when she enters. In revenge, Mabel flirts with Jack. This is more than Billy can stand. With a bound, he is out of bed and engages in a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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16 January 1914 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Only One Skirt  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary The Lord Mayor of London (1914). See more »

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