Dollars, Pounds, Sense (1913)

"You're worth your weight in gold!" This is what Charles Watson, a young spendthrift, told every girl he met. His father threatened to disown him unless he would marry a girl and settle ... See full summary »
Reviews
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Minor Watson ... Charles Watson (as Minor S. Watson)
Robert Bolder ... Col. Watson - Charles' Father (as Bobbie Bolder)
Dolores Cassinelli ... Loretta Lee - Charles' Sweetheart
Annie Edney Annie Edney ... The Widow Brown
Ruth Hennessy ... Ruth Brown - the Widow's Daughter

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Storyline

"You're worth your weight in gold!" This is what Charles Watson, a young spendthrift, told every girl he met. His father threatened to disown him unless he would marry a girl and settle down, and if he married inside of thirty days. Colonel Watson was to give his son a hundred dollars in gold for every pound the girl weighed. Tall ones, slim ones, fat ones and small ones were proposed to without success, and when Watson called a widow on the telephone who weighed 288 pounds and proposed, he was mighty disappointed when he arrived at the house and discovered that he had proposed to the daughter, who weighed only 86 pounds. Watson makes good and marries the girl and his father gives him a large check, regardless of the girl's weight. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Getting one's wife by the pound is rather new as a farcical idea, but it is surely a laugh maker.

Genres:

Short | Comedy

User Reviews

This isn't quite so convincing
22 January 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Getting one's wife by the pound is rather new as a farcical idea and it is not so bad as a maker of laughter either. One might meet a woman who weighed much and later meet another who weighed more. At the end, one, after choosing a fine, plump widow, might telephone for permission to bring the minister and then find the widow's midget daughter was the one he had proposed to, but this isn't quite so convincing, even in a farce. The final scene, where the sense comes in, is quite in keeping and the whole gave the audience a good deal of fun. - The Moving Picture World, December 13, 1913


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1913 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed