The New Stenographer (1908)

The theatrical firm of Joy & Hope advertises for a stenographer. Joy receives a telegram at breakfast from a well meaning friend stating that he saw the advertisement, and would send him a ... See full summary »

Director:

Bannister Merwin

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Cast

Credited cast:
Florence Turner
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The theatrical firm of Joy & Hope advertises for a stenographer. Joy receives a telegram at breakfast from a well meaning friend stating that he saw the advertisement, and would send him a "peach." Of course, Mrs. Joy must see the message, and immediately Joy's trouble begins. He arrives at the office to find it besieged by stenographers of all kinds. Hope is barricaded in an inner office, and a policeman on guard. The "peach" arrives and is admitted. Mrs. Joy is a good "second," but is held in the outer office by the policeman, who takes her for another applicant. She finally forces her way into the office. Her detention allows Joy & Hope a breathing spell. They hit upon a plan to evade punishment. Hope borrows the waist and skirt of the "peach," dons them, with a handy wig, and as Mrs. Joy enters, is busy manipulating the keys, while the girl hidden in another room. Mrs. Joy looks the supposed stenographer over, finds "her" harmless, and is about to depart, satisfied, through the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1908 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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