Our Fairy Play (1914)

The Payne family of Lonesomeville get up a Fairy Play, founded upon the story of "The Sleeping Beauty," and Helene Payne secures the wealthy Mrs. Wilson's financial support. She is a lady ... See full summary »

Director:

Lee Beggs

Writer:

Charles Brown
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Cast

Cast overview:
Billy Quirk ... Willie Finley
Josie Sadler Josie Sadler ... Mrs. Wilson
Hughie Mack ... Bud - the Judge's Son
James Lackaye James Lackaye ... Judge Masterson
Constance Talmadge ... Helen Payne - the Actress
Charles Brown Charles Brown ... Dr. Hefferman
Richard Leslie Richard Leslie ... The Village Cutup
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The Payne family of Lonesomeville get up a Fairy Play, founded upon the story of "The Sleeping Beauty," and Helene Payne secures the wealthy Mrs. Wilson's financial support. She is a lady no longer young, but insists upon playing the ingenue lead. Miss Tibbitts. a mournful old maid, is secured for their "Danseuse." Willey Finley gives out the parts, while Doctor Heffernan is given the directorship. Most of the actors arc decidedly amateurish, the scene painting, effected by Judge Masterson. rather weird, but after some embarrassing and awkward incidents, they struggle through three rehearsals. The play is carried out as planned. It comes nearly being literally "carried out." One of the fairies carelessly drops her wings and is obliged to step out of line to recover them. Miss Tibbitts mournfully performs a "seductive" dance that falls flat. Prince Charming and the sister of "Sleeping Beauty" become lost in a "terrible" snow storm. Cupid, in the person of Bud Masterson, flies down to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1914 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The story is loosely constructed
7 October 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Hughie Mack, James Lackaye, and Miss Josie Sadler, by reason of individual merit as makers of mirth, will save this two-reeler in most houses. The story is loosely constructed and the comedy situations which have been planned by the scenario writer are not always funny. Mack's "mugging" and other purely individual hits from members of the cast, rather than the general idea of the picture, the production, or the photography, are to be commended. - The Moving Picture World, June 27, 1914


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