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Henrietta's Hair (1913)

Husky Dan Keough, a button factory worker, is smitten with Lena Helmstaedter, a shy girl who works next to him, on account of her beautiful hair. This piques the scheming Henrietta ... See full summary »

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Alma Russell ... Henrietta Hendershot
... Lena Helmstaedter
John Lancaster ... Gustave Helmstaeder
Palmer Bowman ... Dan Keough
... Mrs. Pontaneous - the Hair Seller
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Husky Dan Keough, a button factory worker, is smitten with Lena Helmstaedter, a shy girl who works next to him, on account of her beautiful hair. This piques the scheming Henrietta Hendershot, who is anxious to get Dan for her company. She goes to a hair-store, and lays in Mary Garden coronets, Eames braids. May Irwin Bondinlets, and a lot of wavy puffs. This transforms her into a hirsute Hebe and catches the eye of the honest Dan. He deserts the loyal and loving Lena and takes up with the haughty, flirty Henrietta. The latter fails to pay for all her new headgear, and is sued for damages by the hair-dealer, as she not only did not pay for the "glory," but spitefully declared "the red was fading into dirty green." In court she is compelled to take off her hair in evidence, and Dan, who is present (unknown to her), is horrified to see the profusion of idolized hair reduced to a wispy nubbin. Henrietta is compelled to settle and Dan goes back to nature, or, rather, the lovely Lena, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 July 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Borrowing Trouble (1913). See more »

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Does not give much illusion of reality
14 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

The story is weakly worked up and, in itself, does not give much illusion of reality; is unconvincing. The players and the clear photographs help it some and it has one or two novel things, like that shoemaker-justice of the peace (he is markedly out of place in a city, where the story is set), Charles France produced it from the script of Hamilton Osborne. Adrienne Kroell plays the girl who has real hair and Alma Russell the girl who has to buy hers. Palmer Bowman plays the man who marries the hair (that's what he does). Lillian Leighton is the hair seller. - The Moving Picture World, August 9, 1913


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