Professor Optimo (1912)

Comedy, Romance, Short

A dense gloom pervades Mrs. Brown's boarding house. All the boarders are at odds with each other, their landlady and the rest of the world. Professor Optimo arrives in town and, in ... See full summary »

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19 November 2016 | deickemeyer
We were all breaking forth in rippling merriment
A pleasing and human smile-picture or heart-comedy. Mr. Marshall P. Wilder is Prof. Optimo, and we think the part fits him better than any he has ever played. He, as a crystal gazing clairvoyant who charges nothing, but makes everyone, high and low, wait their turns, tells each, in substance, that if he or she will keep smiling, he or she will win. It is just a picture of human good feeling and of smiles; but there's a slight but pleasing and happy love story too. The spectators began by smiling in sympathy. But a smile is like a seed, it grows. It was not long before we were all breaking forth in rippling merriment, like little waves on a sunny lake. It is a good, healthy picture. We commend it. The photography is fine. - The Moving Picture World, June 1, 1912

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Comedy | Romance | Short


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20 May 1912



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