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While Father Telephoned (1913)

Marlin takes his daughter, Ethel, to the seashore in hopes that she will annex a rich husband. The father meets Bill, who looks like "ready money." Marlin introduces the young man to Ethel.... See full summary »

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John E. Brennan ... Mr. Marlin
... Ethel Marlin - the Daughter
George Larkin ... Don - Ethel's Sweetheart
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Marlin takes his daughter, Ethel, to the seashore in hopes that she will annex a rich husband. The father meets Bill, who looks like "ready money." Marlin introduces the young man to Ethel. The girl promptly takes a dislike to the man. The following day Don saves Ethel from drowning. Bill, who witnessed the incident, feared to go to the rescue because he might ruin his clothes. Ethel and Don fall in love with each other. Bill later asks Marlin for Ethel's hand. The father consents. Ethel stormily declares she will not marry him. To prevent her from seeing Don, Marlin locks her in her room. Ethel calls to Don through the window and he comes to the rescue. Marlin enters a telephone booth to phone for a minister. Don nails the door, The minister promises to come to the hotel at once. Upon his arrival, Don, on the impulse of the moment, asks Ethel to be his wife. She consents, Marlin tries in vain to get out of his prison. Bill comes to the man's assistance and smashes the booth. Both ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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5 December 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Andrew Carnegie's Gift to the World (1913). See more »

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The comedy will please
11 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

A story of the determination of father to marry daughter to the man of his choice and of the equal certainty of the young woman that she would do just as she pleased. She does. While father is in the telephone booth the favored young man locks him in and cuts the wires; he then releases the girl from the locked room and the two are married. Ruth Roland is the daughter and John Brennan is father. The comedy will please. - The Moving Picture World, December 20, 1913


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