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A Lively Affair (1912)

Too busy to call on Dorothy and propose to her in the usual way, Fred writes a business-like note, asking her to be his wife. She is piqued at his method of going about such an important ... See full summary »

Director:

James Young

Writer:

James Young (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Clara Kimball Young ... Dorothy - the Maid
Leo Delaney ... Fred - a Young Man of Affairs
Kate Price ... The Housekeeper
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Too busy to call on Dorothy and propose to her in the usual way, Fred writes a business-like note, asking her to be his wife. She is piqued at his method of going about such an important matter, and in return, writes him a curt and prompt rejection. Before he receives her reply, Fred realizes he has been unlover-like, and sends a letter of explanation, saying he will call to see her without delay. This explanation causes Dorothy to regret her hasty note and decision. She must intercept it. She rushes to his boarding house, enters, and makes her way to his room, but not without being seen by the landlady, who immediately scents scandal, Dorothy is searching about for her letter, and hearing approaching footsteps, darts into the wardrobe. Fred enters with a friend. He opens his desk where his mail is usually placed, and finds Dorothy's note. He is greatly provoked at this turn in his love affairs, and he goes out with his friend to forget it. Dorothy comes from her hiding place. Fred is... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1912 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the comedy A Persistent Lover (1912). See more »

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Lost Film
28 October 2014 | by kekseksaSee all my reviews

As pointed out in a previous review, this would appear to be a lost film. The anti-feminist role-reversal satire referred to in that review (absolutely not the James Young film) is now listed on IMDb where it is said, I do not know on what evidence, to have featured Mabel Van Buren and Lucie K. Villa. No company is given although "Warner" (not very probable at this date) and Selig are both suggested. To judge however from Lucie Villa's career profile it is most likely to have been made by Lubin for whom she made there films in that year(Van Buren was in any case on the move at this time from Biograph and made no other film in the year). But there is no certainty about the year of this other film...


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