The Borrowed Finery (1914)

The only thing in the world old Grouchy, the stage-door keeper at the Zephyr Theater cared about was his little granddaughter, Dolly. Dolly loved the theater. The music, the bright lights, ... See full summary »

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Alice Williams
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Cast

Cast overview:
William West ... Grouchy
Maxine Elliott Hicks ... Dolly
Rex Ingram ... (as Rex Hitchcock)
Sally Crute
Harry Beaumont
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The only thing in the world old Grouchy, the stage-door keeper at the Zephyr Theater cared about was his little granddaughter, Dolly. Dolly loved the theater. The music, the bright lights, and, above all, the beautiful dresses worn by the actresses, filled her with delight. One day Dolly heard Paul, a boy actor, who played the part of a little girl, complaining bitterly upon the distastefulness of his task. His masculine sense of superiority was offended by the necessity of wearing girl's clothes. Dolly heard him and was astonished. It seemed absolutely incredible to her that anybody should object to the inestimable privilege of wearing the beautiful dresses assigned to Paul's part. That evening the leading lady was late for the second act. Making up hastily, she forgot to remove her jewels, until she was on her way to the stage. Since there was no time to take them back to her dressing room, she put them in the first object that presented itself, the coat of Paul's costume, which was... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1914 (USA) See more »

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Edison Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Elements of sentiment with threads of comedy
12 July 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Those who appreciate a story that contains elements of sentiment with threads of comedy permeating through the plot will enjoy this picture of theatrical life, for it is filled with a seasoning of humanity. It is not void of interest either. It evidences the fact that good heartedness still exists, both among the high and lowly in life. The innate longings of a poor little crippled girl furnish the theme. It is a good picture to see, for young and old. - The Moving Picture World, April 11, 1914


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