A Man Housemaid (1909)

A French manservant flirts with his employer's wife.

Director:

A.E. Coleby

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The waiting maid in a prominent family, in attempting to enter the dining room, falls down with a tray full of dishes, and in trying to catch herself she pulls down a table containing some valuable china. She is at once discharged by the master and the mistress, and, in looking over the newspaper for another maid, they find an advertisement of a man housemaid, and the husband goes off at once to an employment agency and engages the man. The man housemaid is introduced into the kitchen, where the wife, in showing him how to tie an apron on, embraces him. He falls in love with her without her knowledge. The wife then wants him to dust the floor, but he is too busy smoking good cigars and drinking the master's wine to do his allotted work. He next is seen making a bed, with the assistance of the wife. Next he attempts to make a fire and gets his face full of soot, which the wife washes off for him. He begins to make desperate love to her. Just then the husband arrives home, and catching ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1909 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cricks & Martin Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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