What the Doctor Ordered (1913)

The doctor informs John, a fat man, that unless he submits to rigid diet and takes plenty of exercise he cannot hope to overcome his frequent attacks of indigestion. The doctor also ... See full summary »

Director:

Pat Hartigan

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Cast

Credited cast:
John E. Brennan ... John
Ruth Roland ... Jane - John's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irene Boyle
Juanita Sponsler
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Storyline

The doctor informs John, a fat man, that unless he submits to rigid diet and takes plenty of exercise he cannot hope to overcome his frequent attacks of indigestion. The doctor also recommends a trip to the seashore. John and his wife, Jane, start for the seashore. At the railroad station he climbs on the scales and finds that he weighs 225. At the resort Jane determines to see that the doctor's orders are followed to the letter and while the others enjoy all manner of palatable edibles, John is forced to subsist on health foods. He grudgingly takes his exercise while Jane basks in the sunshine of the beach with her friends. Finally they decide to return home, John mounts the same scales and finds that he weighs 250. That is the beginning of a series of arguments. At the restaurant he sees a living skeleton enjoying a huge repast. Through a subterfuge John gets rid of Jane and orders everything on the menu. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1913 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kalem Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the documentary The Concrete Industry (1913). See more »

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