Extravagance (1912)

A prosperous merchant in a village thought his child was the most wonderful girl in the world. She tired of the monotony of country life, and wanted to go to a fashionable city finishing ... See full summary »

Director:

George Nichols
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Florence La Badie ... The Spendthrift Daughter
William Russell ... The Sweetheart
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A prosperous merchant in a village thought his child was the most wonderful girl in the world. She tired of the monotony of country life, and wanted to go to a fashionable city finishing school. He sent her. She found that she needed more money for dress and amusement. He gave it to her, and felt repaid when she came back home, a perfect type of a city girl. The old house would not do for her, so her father built a mansion. In her magnificent new home, the girl gave a party. Some of the guests were her old neighbors, others her new city friends. They decidedly did not mix and the village folk felt put out. After the guests had departed the foolish father reviewed his financial condition. Hopeless bankruptcy confronted him. His only asset was a life insurance policy for a large amount, payable at his death. The girl bad a suitor, a village youth, and her childish sweetheart, whom she had neglected and snubbed. This young man reached the house in time to prevent a tragedy. The ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1912 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Keeping up with Lizzie
4 October 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This picture's first scene is in a back country dry goods store and its heroine is the proprietor's daughter (played by Miss La Badie). She goes to boarding school and comes back with rather extravagant ideas. Her father has to mortgage his store so that she can run an automobile, the wonder of the countryside. It is a case of "keeping up with Lizzie." The daughter has a rude awakening and goes back to simple ways. It is an unusually pleasing picture. It has the right atmosphere and true humor, and it is acted very naturally and well. The picture is wholesome and will serve as a good feature on any occasion, even for Sunday schools. The photographs are good. - The Moving Picture World, March 16, 1912


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