Jerry's Uncle's Namesake (1914)


Jerry's Uncle's Namesake Poster
Original Title: Jerry's Uncle's Namesake
Type: Short
Genre: Comedy, Short
Release Date: 06 Jan 1914 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
English
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Sidney Drew
Writer: 
Lillian Case Russell
Stars: 
Sidney Drew, Louise Beaudet, L. Rogers Lytton  »




Description

A reporter sees Jerry buying presents for a baby. She concludes they must be for his own. She puts an article in the paper, which Jerry's uncle in the country sees. He sends congratulations and intimates he might be moved to give Jerry a...




Plot

A reporter sees Jerry buying presents for a baby. She concludes they must be for his own. She puts an article in the paper, which Jerry's uncle in the country sees. He sends congratulations and intimates he might be moved to give Jerry a big check. Jerry mails uncle a photograph of "the baby," his wife's dressmaker's baby, and invites uncle to visit him. Jerry borrows the dressmaker's baby and when uncle arrives, points proudly to it as his own. Uncle gives Jerry a big check. A critical situation arises when the dressmaker comes for her child. Jerry persuades her to wait. She agrees, but looks forbidding. She returns soon and insists upon the return of her child. With the baby gone Jerry is panic-stricken. He persuades uncle to go back home. But uncle misses his train and returns to wait and have another look at the baby. Jerry telephones frantically to his wife to make some excuse. She rushes oat and induces a friend to lend her a baby. Jerry, coming home, sees a colored mammy with a baby. When Uncle is asleep in the parlor, Jerry rushes out and borrows it. Mary, the maid, realizing the situation, goes out and borrows a baby from the wife of the butcher. Jerry returns. The baby he has is heavy and has long hair. The first baby was light and had no hair. Jerry is trying to explain, when his wife comes in with baby number two. Uncle is bewildered. He asks if Jerry has twins. Twins. Of course. A fine explanation. Uncle makes out a second check. While Jerry and his wife have taken the "twins" from the room, Mary enters and takes uncle upstairs and shows him baby number three. She has not seen the other two. Jerry's triplicity is discovered when three mothers arrive and clamor for their children. The dressmaker comes also to show off Jerry's little namesake in its new clothes. Four babies. Uncle demands the return of his check and he stamps angrily from the house. Jerry collapses and jumps at the sound of anything that reminds him of babies. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Jerry's Uncle's Namesake (United States)

  • Company

    Vitagraph Company of America

  • Country

    United States





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.33 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Silent