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A Question of Hats and Gowns

1914
56m
Drama
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Cast

Augustus Phillips (Bob Megley)Miriam Nesbitt (Jennie Wiltz aka Miranda)Marc McDermottBliss MilfordYale BossAndy Clark

Synopsis

Jennie Wiltz fell in love with Bob Megley at school, but he paid no attention to the "plain" girl. One day he tried to pass a note to Annabelle, a pretty little girl seated in front of Jennie. Another boy was blamed, but Bob confessed and saved him from a "rattaning." Jennie longed to tell him how much she admired him, but she was forced to keep it a secret. School vacation unchanged the situation; Jennie still worshiped Bob from afar, and he remained entirely oblivious. At last, Jennie consulted an "Advice to the Lovelorn" column, and in pursuance of their advice, opened a millinery shop, with the object of impressing Bob with her business ability. The millinery shop was a lamentable failure. Jennie did not have the slightest idea about trimming hats. Bob paid no attention to the store. Passing one day with Annabelle, he stopped and laughed at one of the hats. Jennie, discouraged, went to the city to buy spring styles. She met Miss Karker, a buyer. A few discreet questions laid Jennie's troubles bare to the listener. Miss Karker decided to help. The first step was to teach Jennie how to dress. Having undergone this, Jennie was completely transformed. Instead of being a gawk, she was a beautiful woman. Then Miss Karker arranged a party for her protegee's benefit. Bob was at the restaurant. He looked at the girl, looked at her again and again. and suddenly realized who she was. That ended the story, for Bob instantly threw himself at the feet of the newly-revealed divinity.

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