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The film was sometimes called Bubble . Skinner's Baby was the Second 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

The film was sometimes called Bubble . Skinner's Baby was the Second 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
28 Apr 17
p. 1463.
Motog
28 Apr 17
p. 904.
MPN
5 May 17
p. 2857.
MPW
26 May 17
p. 1299, 1342
MPW
5 May 17
p. 807.
Wid's
10 May 17
pp. 302-03.
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LITERARY
Based on the "Skinner" stories and novels by Henry Irving Dodge (1916- ).
DETAILS
Series:
Alternate Title:
Bubble
Release Date:
23 April 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
16 April 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10590
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

William Skinner, having attained a junior partnership in the firm of McLaughlin and Perkins, aspires to higher things. Convinced that by working for himself he can become the Napoleon of the industrial world, Skinner resigns and sets up his own business. Because he did not realize that the prestige of the old established firm that he left had been largely responsible for his past success, he finds himself on the verge of bankruptcy. Skinner bluffs to his wife Honey that he is making money so fast that he cannot count it, and she confides in Mrs. McLaughlin, who in turn tells her husband. Deciding that they have made a tremendous mistake by letting Skinner go, McLaughlin and Perkins make him a staggeringly lucrative offer to rejoin the firm and Skinner averts ... +


William Skinner, having attained a junior partnership in the firm of McLaughlin and Perkins, aspires to higher things. Convinced that by working for himself he can become the Napoleon of the industrial world, Skinner resigns and sets up his own business. Because he did not realize that the prestige of the old established firm that he left had been largely responsible for his past success, he finds himself on the verge of bankruptcy. Skinner bluffs to his wife Honey that he is making money so fast that he cannot count it, and she confides in Mrs. McLaughlin, who in turn tells her husband. Deciding that they have made a tremendous mistake by letting Skinner go, McLaughlin and Perkins make him a staggeringly lucrative offer to rejoin the firm and Skinner averts bankruptcy. +

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