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Surprise for Four (1913)

Mr. Jones and his son, Will, are rivals for the hand of Elsie Smith. Mr. Jones steals a march on his son by arriving at Elsie's home first and presents her with a bouquet that Will had ... See full summary »

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... Elsie Smith
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Mr. Jones and his son, Will, are rivals for the hand of Elsie Smith. Mr. Jones steals a march on his son by arriving at Elsie's home first and presents her with a bouquet that Will had bought for her. Elsie tries to make father feel at home and offers him some cake that she has baked herself. Father finds that the cake is so hard and heavy that he is unable to sink his teeth into it, and while Elsie is out of the room he throws the cake out of the window. Will, who has been standing under the window, receives the cake on his head; he picks it up and rushes into the house with it. Will arrives on the scene just as father is telling Elsie that the cake was delicious. Will tells Elsie that his father threw the cake out of the window. She begins to cry and goes to Will for consolation, while father leaves the room in a huff. Mrs. Smith, Elsie's mother, is very sweet on Father Jones and she sees him as he is taking his hat off the hall rack. She coaxes him to stay and talk to her. Mrs. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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16 August 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the drama Dregs (1913). See more »

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