Understudy steps in for injured star and saves the show.


Archer MacMackin


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Cast overview:
Francis X. Bushman ... Bradley
Beverly Bayne ... Mary - the Understudy
Martha Russell ... Pauline Raymond
Joseph Allen Sr. Joseph Allen Sr. ... Actor (as Joseph Allen)
Frank Dayton ... Actor
Howard Missimer ... Actor
William Bailey ... Actor
William Walters William Walters ... Actor
Charles Hitchcock Charles Hitchcock ... Actor


Pauline Raymond, leading lady of a theatrical company, which is to open on Broadway with a new show, receives her part and goes to a small country place to study. Here she meets the daughter of the landlady and the two become fast friends. The little country girl is deeply interested in Pauline's part, and studies it every chance she gets. Seeing her enthusiasm, Pauline makes her sort of an understudy and Mary helps the actress greatly with her prompting. Two weeks pass and Pauline prepares to leave for the opening night. Quite by accident she forgets her part and leaves it behind at the cottage. Mary finds it and, although knowing it by heart, goes out into the woods to study the familiar lines. Meanwhile, Pauline's auto meets with a serious accident on the road and she is carried back to the cottage badly injured. Bradley, the theater manager, gets the wire, jumps into an auto and arrives at the little town the afternoon of the opening night of the show. Pauline's injury prevents ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Romance | Short







Release Date:

23 July 1912 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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