At the Masquerade Ball

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At the Masquerade Ball

Director: Harold M. Shaw

Year: 1912

Plot: Margaret's salary as a stenographer gave her little leeway for pleasure. She knew of society events only from her morning paper, and when she read of the grand masquerade Mrs. Van Rensellaer was to give she fervently wished that she could go, and when she saw handsome Jack Van Rensellaer at her employer's office she wanted to go more than ever. Jack, too, was interested; he called more than once at the office, ostensibly to see his friend, but in reality to see the little stenographer, whose modest demeanor appealed to him. Miss Winslow, one of the invited guests, lost her invitation and Margaret found it. Here was her chance. After what seemed an age to Margaret, the night of the ball came. Her invitation passed her by the butler without question. Jack Van Rensellaer, dressed as Romeo, recognized her. In the conservatory he laughingly proclaimed her as his Juliette. Later, as they danced together, Miss Winslow, who had made herself known to her hostess, after explaining the loss of the invitation, lost a valuable jewel in the ball-room. The hostess explained the loss to all and requested that her guests unmask. Poor little Margaret. Her only escape lay in Jack's help. She quickly begged him to take her to the conservatory where she could explain. She told him of finding the lost invitation and her desire to have one gala night to relieve the monotony of her bum-drum life at the office. Then she lifted her mask for Jack. He believed her and would see her through, and soon the occasion came, for Miss Winslow, in her search for the jewel, came upon them and immediately went to tell Mrs. Van Rensellaer of the one masked guest, but meanwhile the jewel was found upon the ball-room floor. Apologies were made and Jack's indulgent mother was satisfied to accept Margaret upon her son's acknowledgment of his friendship for her.—Moving Picture World synopsis
Original Title: At the Masquerade Ball
Director: Harold M. Shaw
Writer: Maie B. Havey
Type: movie
Year: 1912
Genres: Short, Drama, Romance
Cast: George Lessey , Edna Flugrath , Mrs. William Bechtel , Jessie McAllister , Walter Edwin
Runtimes: 16
Countries: United States
Languages: None , English
Color Info: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Mix: Silent
Original Air Date: 22 Oct 1912 (USA)
Rating: 4.0
Votes: 22
Year: 1912
Production Companies: Edison Company
Distributors: General Film Company