An Expensive Shine (1912)

Being the happy possessor of a handsome diamond necklace, a rich young widow, living at a fashionable hotel with her sister, is always anxious about its safety. She places it in the toe of ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Edwin R. Phillips ... Bill Schenck
Flora Finch ... First Sister
Kate Price ... Second Sister
Paul Kelly ... The Hotel Messenger
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Being the happy possessor of a handsome diamond necklace, a rich young widow, living at a fashionable hotel with her sister, is always anxious about its safety. She places it in the toe of her shoe for the night, thinking it a very safe place. According to the custom of the hotel, the maid, seeing the shoes on the floor, places them outside of the door to be shined. Bill Schenck, a sport, living at the same hotel, places his shoes outside his door. Tom, Bill's friend, comes along, and as a joke, changes Bill's shoes for the young widow's. Bill finds the widow's shoes at his door and does not know what to make of it. He takes them in and finds the diamond necklace. He confiscates it, to present to his girl, Sadie. The widow and her sister report the loss to the clerk, who tells the hotel detective. Tom, standing near, overhears their complaint, and rushes after Bill, catching him just as he is presenting the necklace to his girl. He grabs it and returns it to the widow, who gives him ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1912 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Scenes of Irish Life at Dublin (1912). See more »

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