|Series:||N/A||♦||Distribution:||Lubin||♦||Director:||John A. Murphy||♦||Cinematography:||?|
|Production:||N/A||♦||Type:||Silent short||♦||Producer:||Siegmund Lubin||♦||Editor:||?|
|Released:||14 November 1914||♦||Length:||split-reel||♦||Writer:||John A. Murphy||♦|
|RUMOURED TO BE AVAILABLE ON DVD IN 2018|
Dolly Forrest and her husband get up from the breakfast table and after several kisses, she waves him off as he leaves for work. She returns to the house and prepares to make lunch. After cutting out an article from a newspaper she then visits a market to buy a fresh camel (because she wants to make camel soup). Outside the store, the grocer (Babe Hardy) laughs hard at her request and she abruptly leaves, sticking her nose up in the air at him. She approaches a second grocer, who accomodates her shopping list. She goes home and makes baked beans and brown bread. She also cuts up her husband's clothes and makes "flannel cakes" with them. Dolly sends a note to her husband advising him to come home for lunch with the incentive that she is cooking it all by herself.
The excited husband encourages his boss to come home with him for lunch, where baked eggs and coffee with whipped cream will also be served. The boss is delighted and accompanies the young man home. The busy wife is happily taking her food from the oven and serving it for her guests. Naturally they are not impressed with what is put in front of them, and the boss shows his displeasure at the food. The final straw comes when the wife reveals the baked eggs and removes the lid on the container to find a whole lot of baby chicks underneath. The end.
• Silent film featuring Babe Hardy in a supporting role.
• Babe Hardy's screen time is approximately 11 seconds.
What the experts say
• "Of interest due to the very small appearance of a young Babe Hardy, but for a film which is barely 5 minutes long it's difficult to pick fault with it. The leading lady isn't much to look at though to be fair!" ~ Lord Heath.
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