A Modest Hero (1913)

  |  Short, Drama

It is house cleaning time. Mother-in-law leaves, but insists that husband must be put to work, but husband hires a man, while he goes fishing. Our hero substitutes himself for the cleaner ... See full summary »

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13 November 2017 | deickemeyer
It is the old kind of story that we have heard called the Biograph stand-by
A good offering. It is the old kind of story that we have heard called the Biograph stand-by; but there is a good deal of freshness in it and it not only interests, but excites. The girl is alone in the house with the thug; but the reasons for his being there are not trite, nor is the outcome of it. There is a slightly humorous touch of nature in it that is especially commendable. Walter Miller plays a man too lazy to help his wife (Lillian Gish) clean house, who sends a hired man (Charles Mailes) to take his place and himself goes fishing. The helper stops at a saloon and while he is getting drunk. A second-story man (Harry Carey) goes to the house, claiming to be the helper, and begins work with the purpose of "cleaning the house out." - The Moving Picture World, September 20, 1913

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Short | Drama


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8 September 1913



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