The Fable of the Manoeuvres of Joel and Father's Second Time on Earth (1914)

Old man Suggs was feeling Kippy one day, so his son Joel, a little short of pocket money, persuades him to sign over all his property to him, and relieve the old gent of all the worry, he ... See full summary »

Director:

E. Mason Hopper

Writer:

George Ade (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Thomas Commerford Thomas Commerford ... Old Man Suggs
Harry Dunkinson ... Joel
Helen Dunbar ... Joel's Wife
Lillian Drew ... Daisy
Wallace Beery ... Attorney for Suggs
Eddie Redway ... Attorney for Joel
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Old man Suggs was feeling Kippy one day, so his son Joel, a little short of pocket money, persuades him to sign over all his property to him, and relieve the old gent of all the worry, he said. Shortly after, Joel got a hunch that the old Duffer was a nuisance, so sent him to the home for the destitute. The old man lived there for some time, then decided that Joel, the Fox, has sluffed one over on him. He gets a lawyer and finds that his son's attorney left a loop-hole, and the deeds he held were valueless. Old Suggs then cuts loose and paints the town Green. He turns his son out, then gets married and settles down to take life easy. Moral: Bring up your father so he won't be ungrateful. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Certainly a corker
5 January 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This is another one of George Ade's fable pictures and is certainly a corker. A son gets his father to sign over his property to him to relieve him of the worry of taking care of it. As soon as he obtains the deeds he places the old man in a home for the destitute. The father tires of his condition, escapes, gets a lawyer who picks holes in the papers and the father fires the son out and gets married. Moral: "Bring your father up so he won't be ungrateful." A continuous laugh. - The Moving Picture World, August 29, 1914


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