Things Are Seldom What They Seem (1912)

Jimmie Sharp, a vaudeville artist, arrives in the west for a vacation. Having secured comfortable quarters in the local hotel, he mounts his horse and rides out to see the country. Becoming... See full summary »

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Pat Hartigan
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Cast

Cast overview:
Edward Coxen ... Handsome Burt, a Cowpuncher
Ruth Roland ... Dorothy Dix, a Ranchman's Daughter
George F. Binager George F. Binager ... Jimmie Sharp, an Actor and Tenderfoot
Eddie Convey Eddie Convey ... Salaberta, a Mexican
James Robert Chandler ... John Hart, Proprietor of Hotel
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Jimmie Sharp, a vaudeville artist, arrives in the west for a vacation. Having secured comfortable quarters in the local hotel, he mounts his horse and rides out to see the country. Becoming lost, he inquires the way from Dorothy Dix, a ranchman's daughter, with whom he falls in love at first sight. Notwithstanding that she is engaged to Burt, a young cowboy employed by her father, Jimmie enters the race. Jimmie plans to make Dorothy think Burt is a trifler. To carry out his scheme he dresses as a girl and makes Burt's acquaintance. The young cowboy is susceptible and apparently falls an easy victim to the wiles of the captivating young lady. While Burt is very busy trying to make himself agreeable to his new acquaintance, Dorothy puts in an appearance and starts to make things lively. During the excitement the two girls get in a mix-up and Jimmie's wig is pulled off. This exposure makes Burt the laughing stock, and he is very glad to make his peace with Dorothy. Jimmie immediately ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1912 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA

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Production Co:

Kalem Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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There are two amusing climaxes in the picture
13 August 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A comedy in a Western setting. An unsuccessful suitor attempts to discredit the girl's accepted sweetheart by impersonating a woman. There are two amusing climaxes in the picture; the first of these is fairly fresh. The "girl," riding away from the hotel, is followed by a Mexican who has fallen in love with her. He gets his fellows to make a capture; but in the tussle the girl's wig comes off and the other Mexicans enjoy their amorous leader's discomfiture. The second is the quickness with which the duped sweetheart gets his gun out when he discovers the imposture. It is well played by the leading man who acts just like a girl. It does not drag, is well photographed. It will serve as a good filler. - The Moving Picture World, February 3, 1912


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