A Personal Affair (1912)

Bob and two friends were ridiculing the personals in a daily paper one day when Bob conceives the idea of inserting a "personal" just for a lark, representing himself as a young girl, ... See full summary »

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C.J. Williams
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Cast

Cast overview:
Walter Miller ... Bob
Mary Fuller ... Ann - the Stranger
Edward Boulden ... One of Bob's Friends
Harry Beaumont ... One of Bob's Friends
Ida Williams Ida Williams ... One of Ann's Friends (as Mrs. C. Jay Williams)
Elsie MacLeod ... One of Ann's Friends
Yale Boss ... The Messenger
Gertrude McCoy ... The Maid
Charles Ogle ... The Prizefighter
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Bob and two friends were ridiculing the personals in a daily paper one day when Bob conceives the idea of inserting a "personal" just for a lark, representing himself as a young girl, heiress to eighty thousand dollars, desiring the acquaintance of a sincere gentleman. The following day the ad is published and read by Ann, who, in the spirit of a joke, urged on by two girls, answers it, representing herself as a sincere, lonely gentleman. Several letters pass between Ann and Bob without either of them suspecting the other's true identity. Finally, a place of meeting face to face is agreed upon and the day and hour is set, the gentleman to wear a white carnation in his coat lapel as a mark of identification. Ann is the first to arrive at the appointed place. She stations a boy with a large box of white carnations not far away. Instructing him to present each man who passes with a carnation, beginning promptly at four o'clock. Bob, dressed in female attire, arrives a few minutes ahead ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1912 (USA) See more »

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Edison Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The situation is of the slightest
19 November 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

The Edison Company seems to have utilized its entire force almost in this certainly successful showing of what it can do in the farce comedy line. We saw the picture at the Herald Square Theater where it was well put over by the sound man and pianist, and we heard one man somewhere back of us remark, "That certainly is funny." It is set, mostly, in the Pennsylvania Railroad Station in New York City. The situation is of the slightest; it comes when three young men and three young girls, not knowing each other, play, at the same time, with the "personal column" of some newspaper. Each party comes to watch and have a laugh. They do, so does the audience. Slight as it is, it develops a score of unsuspected, whimsical happenings and natural croppings out of mirth. The camera work is good. - The Moving Picture World, June 1, 1912


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