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Skinner's Baby was the third and final film in Essanay's "Skinner" series. For information on other films featuring the character created by Henry Irving Dodge, please consult the entry below for the 1917 Essanay production of Skinner's Dress Suit , directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Bryant Washburn and Hazel ... More Less

Skinner's Baby was the third and final film in Essanay's "Skinner" series. For information on other films featuring the character created by Henry Irving Dodge, please consult the entry below for the 1917 Essanay production of Skinner's Dress Suit , directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Bryant Washburn and Hazel Daly. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
11 Aug 17
p. 786.
Motog
11 Aug 17
p. 317.
MPN
18 Aug 17
p. 1150.
MPW
27 Nov 20
p. 514.
MPW
18 Aug 17
p. 1081.
NYDM
11 Aug 17
p. 18.
Wid's
2 Aug 17
p. 493.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Skinner's Baby by Henry Irving Dodge (New York, 1917).
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Series:
Release Date:
6 August 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg Co.
Copyright Date:
23 July 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11145
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When the head bookkeeper at the office announces one morning that he is the proud father of a bouncing boy, Skinner realizes that there is something missing in his life. Soon after Skinner's wife Honey confides that she is pregnant, and Skinner, convinced that the baby will be a boy, makes great preparations for his arrival: he is to be named William Skinner, Jr., and will become President one day. Notified at the office that Skinner, Jr. has finally arrived, Skinner rushes out and buys every toy that a little boy could desire. When he arrives at the hospital, however, he discovers that Skinner, Jr. is a girl, but Honey and he are as happy as if she were a ... +


When the head bookkeeper at the office announces one morning that he is the proud father of a bouncing boy, Skinner realizes that there is something missing in his life. Soon after Skinner's wife Honey confides that she is pregnant, and Skinner, convinced that the baby will be a boy, makes great preparations for his arrival: he is to be named William Skinner, Jr., and will become President one day. Notified at the office that Skinner, Jr. has finally arrived, Skinner rushes out and buys every toy that a little boy could desire. When he arrives at the hospital, however, he discovers that Skinner, Jr. is a girl, but Honey and he are as happy as if she were a he. +

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