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House Cleaning (1912)

Mrs. Jones, the elder, and Mrs. Jones, the younger, being of moderate circumstances and house cleaning being in order, decide to get on the job as soon as their husbands leave for work. In ... See full summary »

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Augusta Burmeister ... Mother
Frances Cummings ... Daughter
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Mrs. Jones, the elder, and Mrs. Jones, the younger, being of moderate circumstances and house cleaning being in order, decide to get on the job as soon as their husbands leave for work. In the kitchen hangs a bell so sensitive that the least touch of the knob outside sets it going, and, what with letter carriers, peddlers, canvassers and bad boys, the two women have their troubles and finally decide not to respond to the rings. An extra vigorous agitation of the bell, however, takes them to the door. The callers are two lady friends who have finished their house work and just dropped in to have a talk. Not wishing to appear discourteous, the Jones invite them to stay for lunch. But the visitors outstay their welcome and the elder Mrs. Jones, desiring to get rid of them, spills the hot tea over their frocks. This has the desired effect and the ladies take their leave. Again the bell is agitated, even more violently, and the worthy housewives plan mischief. With a bag of flour and a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 August 1912 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Man Wanted (1912). See more »

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