To Be Called For (1914)

Silas Brown, a close-fisted country hotel-keeper in Hicksville, has a pretty daughter, Betty, who has a devoted suitor in Otis Perkins, a typical country town boy. The curiosity of Betty is... See full summary »

Director:

Francis J. Grandon

Writer:

Wallace Clifton (as Wallace C. Clifton)
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Adda Gleason ... Betty Brown
Lafe McKee ... Silas Brown (as Lafe McKee)
Earle Foxe ... Otis Perkins
Charles Wheelock ... Francis King

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Silas Brown, a close-fisted country hotel-keeper in Hicksville, has a pretty daughter, Betty, who has a devoted suitor in Otis Perkins, a typical country town boy. The curiosity of Betty is excited by a package marked for Francis King, "to be called for." For three weeks the package remains without a claimant. It accidentally falls to the floor and breaks open, showing a magnificent ball gown. Betty has been crying her pretty eyes out because her stingy father has refused her a party dress to wear at the church fair. She wears the unclaimed ball gown and makes a hit at the fair. Francis King, who is a traveling salesman, arrives the night of the fair, and admires Betty in her handsome gown, which he recognizes as one of his samples, of a job lot. He sells the job lot to stingy old Silas at a low price because they are last year's samples. Betty confesses in tears, but King presents her with the sample dress, for which he has no further use. The jealousy of Otis is appeased while the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy

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Close-fisted old father
11 February 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A country hotel keeper's daughter, in pique, because her close-fisted old father will not buy her a ball gown, helps herself to one that has been left at the hotel (to be called for). When the salesman to whom it belongs arrives he asks for the package but the father cannot find it. The salesman attends the ball and discovers it on exhibition on the form of the landlord's daughter. It makes a hit and he sells the entire lot to an old customer present. Later, the girl explains and receives the gown as a present. It becomes her bridal costume and she is married to the rube she loves. - The Moving Picture World, September 19, 1914


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1914 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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