Mrs. Toney's Suitors

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Mrs. Toney's Suitors

Director:

Year: 1908

Plot: A man servant is in the wine cellar, helping himself to the rare vintage, when Madam catches him and discharges him on the spot. The fellow gets his belongings together and is soon out on the highway. For revenge he goes to a local newspaper and inserts an advertisement, using his former employer's name, stating that she wishes to make the acquaintance of a fisherman from the country who will be capable of managing her vast estates. Object, matrimony. The next picture shows the railway station where a trainload of fishermen, who have seen the ad, unload and make a bee-line for the home of the widow. When the mob arrives outside of the wall they peer through the iron gate. They state their mission to the man at the lodge who hastens up to inform the mistress, who is horrified at such a state of affairs. She makes her appearance at the gate and orders the men away, but when she starts back to the house the mob climbs over the fence and pursues the horrified woman, who rushes in and bars the doors, but they gain an entrance through the windows and we see them following her through the house, begging to be accepted. Finally she runs out and takes refuge in the grounds, but is closely followed by her imploring suitors. She picks up a garden hose as a weapon of defense and turns it on them, and we see her holding them at bay and forcing them to retreat. When they feel that they have had enough they all turn and make for the fence, but she continues to spray them till the last man disappears, when she is exhausted from the effects of her terrible ordeal.—Moving Picture World synopsis
Original Title: Les prétendents de Mme. Dupuy
Type: movie
Year: 1908
Genres: Short, Comedy
Cast:
Countries: France
Languages: None , French
Color Info: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Mix: Silent
Original Air Date: 1908 (France)
Akas: Mrs. Toney's Suitors (United States)
Production Companies: Pathé Frères
Distributors: Pathé Frères , Pathé Frères
Other Companies: Pathé Frères