Too Many Children

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Too Many Children

Director:

Year: 1907

Plot: An apartment house with the flat of a family possessed of many children is the scene. The little ones are having a general good time, with drum, rocking horse, etc. In the midst of this the landlord makes his appearance and remonstrates with the family for the annoyance, for which he is promptly evicted by the madam. He soon returns with a constable and a notice to quit the place. Both are now evicted, to the intense delight of the youngsters. The family now goes out to seek quarters, and at the first place they meet with disappointment, as the apartments are not even displayed to them on account of the numerous offspring. At the next place father resorts to a ruse and, leaving his children a short distance away, he enters the place with his wife. After a little parley the tenant accepts the premises, saying nothing about the children contingent to the family. At the old apartments preparations for moving are under way. The children are tucked away in cupboards, mattresses, trunks and every conceivable place, so that when the new quarters are reached nothing of them is in evidence. At least so it was supposed to be, but an inoffensive sheep is noticed by the landlord, and he immediately follows the mover into the rooms and demands to know the object of the toy, whereupon its owner promptly jumps from a trunk, and soon the others come creeping out of their corners, and the landlord is almost beside himself with ever increasing rage as the number of children increases, to say nothing of the presence of a large dog. A mover now adds excitement by jostling the landlord with a mattress, and the new tenants receive temporary peace by evicting the landlord.—Kleine Optical Company catalogue
Original Title: Too Many Children
Type: movie
Year: 1907
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: Aug 1907 (USA)
Production Companies: Théophile Pathé Cinématograph et Cie
Distributors: Kleine Optical Company