After the destruction of her old umbrella, Mrs. Smith purchases a new one of the latest design with a patent spring which opens and shuts it by a slight pressure at the handle. It insists ... See full summary »

Director:

Bert Angeles

Writer:

James Young (story)
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Cast overview:
Hughie Mack
Kate Price ... Mrs. Smith
Charles Eldridge ... Mr. Smith
Sidney Bracey ... The Umbrella Dealer
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After the destruction of her old umbrella, Mrs. Smith purchases a new one of the latest design with a patent spring which opens and shuts it by a slight pressure at the handle. It insists upon opening unexpectedly at the most inopportune moments, frightening herself and others almost into a collapse. On the street it startles passersby by suddenly opening itself in their faces. She attempts a bargain and while in the midst of the rush; it springs open, almost creating a panic. It does the same thing when she enters a trolley car, causing no end of laughter and not a little commotion. She is hurriedly ejected from the conveyance with a parting salutation of "good riddance to bad rubbish." Hurrying home, her husband greets her with much peevishness, which is greatly increased when her new umbrella unceremoniously opens with a startling bang and repeats its performance until he becomes exceedingly nervous. Mr. and Mrs. .Smith are seated at the table when the maid enters with a tray of ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1913 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Ancient Temples of Karnak (1913). See more »

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With plenty of knock-about business
6 January 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A farce with plenty of knock-about business that made very little laughter. There is a group of excellent scenes showing the East River under Brooklyn Bridge. Hughie Mack and Kate Price play the leads. - The Moving Picture World, November 22, 1913


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