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According to modern sources, this was Charlotte Greenwood's first ... More Less

According to modern sources, this was Charlotte Greenwood's first film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
27 Nov 15
p. 1147.
Motog
18 Dec 15
p. 1289, 1310
MPN
28 Aug 15
p. 85.
MPN
6 Feb 15
p. 33.
MPN
27 Nov 15
p. 11, 114
MPN
4 Dec 15
p. 71.
MPN
25 Dec 15
p. 126.
MPW
20 Nov 15
p. 1515.
MPW
27 Nov 15
p. 1732.
MPW
11 Dec 15
p. 2022, 2032
NYDM
11 Dec 15
p. 26.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
MUSIC
Mus accompaniment selected and arr by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Jane by W. H. Lestocq, Harry Nicholls (London, 18 Dec 1890).
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 December 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Oliver Morosco Photoplay Co.
Copyright Date:
15 November 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6997
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

To obtain an increase in his income from his wealthy uncle, Charles Shackleton must stop his wild bachelor ways and marry. Charles proposes to Lucy Norton, but her father refuses his permission. Undaunted, Charles tells his uncle he has married and receives his increased allowance. A year later the uncle announces an upcoming visit, and Charles begins a frantic search for a temporary wife, offering Jane, the maid, five hundred dollars to play the part of Mrs. Shackleton. Secretly married to William, the butler, Jane undertakes the role without her husband's knowledge, causing him much confusion and jealousy. When the uncle demands to see "the baby," Jane snatches one from an unsuspecting washerwoman, who later catches the uncle with her child and calls the police on him. Further complications lead to Charles' pleading proposal to Lucy and then finally to the truth, which leaves everyone ... +


To obtain an increase in his income from his wealthy uncle, Charles Shackleton must stop his wild bachelor ways and marry. Charles proposes to Lucy Norton, but her father refuses his permission. Undaunted, Charles tells his uncle he has married and receives his increased allowance. A year later the uncle announces an upcoming visit, and Charles begins a frantic search for a temporary wife, offering Jane, the maid, five hundred dollars to play the part of Mrs. Shackleton. Secretly married to William, the butler, Jane undertakes the role without her husband's knowledge, causing him much confusion and jealousy. When the uncle demands to see "the baby," Jane snatches one from an unsuspecting washerwoman, who later catches the uncle with her child and calls the police on him. Further complications lead to Charles' pleading proposal to Lucy and then finally to the truth, which leaves everyone satisfied. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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