The High Cost of Starving (1917)

Mrs. Simpson attends a lecture on "Vegetarianism." She becomes a fanatic on the subject, and much to the disgust of Sidney, their servants, and the local butcher. The cat's chop is the only... See full summary »

Director:

Leslie T. Peacocke

Writers:

Maie B. Havey (scenario) (as Maie Havey), Leslie T. Peacocke (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Eugene Walsh Eugene Walsh ... Sidney Simpson
Eileen Sedgwick ... Mrs. Simpson
Al McKinnon Al McKinnon ... Chef
Dolly Ohnet Dolly Ohnet ... Maid

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Mrs. Simpson attends a lecture on "Vegetarianism." She becomes a fanatic on the subject, and much to the disgust of Sidney, their servants, and the local butcher. The cat's chop is the only meat that is allowed to enter the house. Sidney manages surreptitiously to eat the chop. Then an idea strikes him. He buys several kittens and tells his wife they must have at least three more chops daily. Sidney reads in his paper an announcement of an epidemic in Russia, brought on by vegetarian diet, which causes terrible blotches on the face. He takes the cook and the maid into his confidence and they and Sidney pretend to be suffering, shaking violently all over. Sidney paints their faces with blotches of "iodine," and also paints his wife's face. In awakening she is thoroughly alarmed and telephones for a plentiful supply of meat. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1917 (USA) See more »

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Victor Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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