Screen Actress

Alison Skipworth

  • Jul 25, 1863 - Jul 05, 1952 (age 88)
  • 5' 5" (1.65 m)
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1952
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Alison Skipworth

Alison Skipworth passed away.
1938
Ladies in Distress
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MovieJun 13, 1938

Ladies in Distress

Ladies in Distress is a 1938 American drama film directed …
Ladies in Distress is a 1938 American drama film directed by Gus Meins and written by Dorrell McGowan and Stuart E. McGowan. The film stars Alison Skipworth, Polly Moran, Robert Livingston, Virginia Grey, Max Terhune and Berton Churchill. The film was released on June 13, 1938, by Republic Pictures.
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Wide Open Faces
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MovieApr 18, 1938

Wide Open Faces

Criminal from all over the country converge on the Lakeside …
Criminal from all over the country converge on the Lakeside Inn in Willow Springs where bank robber Duke Temple (Stanley Fields) has stashed $100,000. Wilbur Keeks (Joe E. Brown),soda jerk ...
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King of the Newsboys
MovieMar 18, 1938

King of the Newsboys

A poor young man's girlfriend leaves him for a gangster, …
A poor young man's girlfriend leaves him for a gangster, who has the money and power she wants and the young man doesn't have. Determined to show her that he can be a success--and how much of a mistake she made by leaving him--he starts up a newspaper distribution business that is soon the biggest in the city, but things don't turn out exactly the way he wanted them to.
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1937
Two Wise Maids
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MovieFeb 15, 1937

Two Wise Maids

Two Wise Maids is a 1937 American drama film directed …
Two Wise Maids is a 1937 American drama film directed by Phil Rosen, written by Samuel Ornitz, and starring Alison Skipworth, Polly Moran, Irene Manning, Donald Cook, Jackie Searl and Lila Lee. It was released on February 15, 1937, by Republic Pictures.
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Stolen Holiday
MovieFeb 6, 1937

Stolen Holiday

Nicole Picot is working as a model in a Paris dress salon when …
Nicole Picot is working as a model in a Paris dress salon when she is picked by Stefan Orloff to help him convince a wealthy investor that he is well connected. She is to wear an expensive dress and dine with them because she has "class." The scheme works and both Stefan and Nicole become very wealthy over the course of a few years. Stefan is a "financier" while Nicole opens her own dress salon. But while Nicole's business is above board, Stefan's isn't, and eventually his web of deceit and fraud begins to unravel. Not always honest with her either, Stefan enlists Nicole's help one last time to avoid prison.
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1936
White Hunter
MovieNov 25, 1936

White Hunter

Safari guide (Baxter) is hired by the man (Lawson) who was …
Safari guide (Baxter) is hired by the man (Lawson) who was responsible for his father's death.
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Two in a Crowd
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MovieOct 4, 1936

Two in a Crowd

When two halves of a thousand-dollar bill are discovered in …
When two halves of a thousand-dollar bill are discovered in the snow, the penniless pair that individually grabs each half must come to terms. Actress Julia Wayne needs the whole $1,000, and so does sportsman Larry Stevens. Since compromise will serve neither of their needs, they are stalemated - until complications arise.
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The Gorgeous Hussy
MovieAug 28, 1936

The Gorgeous Hussy

President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an …
President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.
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Satan Met a Lady
MovieJul 22, 1936

Satan Met a Lady

A double-crossing woman, the two-timing P.I. she hired, the …
A double-crossing woman, the two-timing P.I. she hired, the corpulent "empress of crime", and a gentleman thief are all after a legendary priceless eighth-century ram's horn.
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The Princess Comes Across
MovieMay 22, 1936

The Princess Comes Across

A Swedish princess boards …
A Swedish princess boards an ocean liner in Europe en route to an acting career in America, and finds herself getting inconveniently attached to a bandleader returning home. To complicate matters, a blackmailer on board apparently knows she is not who she claims to be - and he has his sights set on other passengers with secrets of their own. In the meantime an escaped killer has stowed away under someone else's identity, and is killing again to cover his tracks; five international police detectives on board are heading the investigation to find him. When evidence points to the princess and bandleader, they must find the killer themselves - before he finds them.
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1935
Hitch Hike Lady
MovieDec 28, 1935

Hitch Hike Lady

In this touching tale, an elderly British woman saves up …
In this touching tale, an elderly British woman saves up enough money to visit her son in the U.S. She believes that he is doing well, but he is actually a prisoner in San Quentin.
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Dangerous
MovieDec 25, 1935

Dangerous

An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx …
An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated, but she then shows that she's as dangerous as ever.
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Shanghai
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MovieJul 1, 1935

Shanghai

Shanghai is a 1935 film directed by James Flood, produced by …
Shanghai is a 1935 film directed by James Flood, produced by Walter Wanger, distributed by Paramount Pictures, and starring Loretta Young and Charles Boyer. The picture's supporting cast ...
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Becky Sharp
MovieJun 13, 1935

Becky Sharp

Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky …
Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray. Becky and Amelia are girls at school together, but Becky is from a "show biz" family, or in other words, very low class. Becky manages to insinuate herself in Amelia's family and gets to know all their friends. From this possibly auspicious- beginning, she manages to ruin her own life, becoming sick, broke, and lonely, and also ruins the lives of many other "loved ones". In the movie we get to see the class distinctions in England at the time, and get a sense of what it was like for the English military at the time of the Napoleonic wars.
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Doubting Thomas
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MovieJun 7, 1935

Doubting Thomas

A husband makes fun of his wife's theatrical aspirations when …
A husband makes fun of his wife's theatrical aspirations when she agrees to appear in a local production. When she begins to neglect him, he decides to retaliate by also going on stage.
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The Girl from 10th Avenue
MovieMay 26, 1935

The Girl from 10th Avenue

A lawyer impulsively marries …
A lawyer impulsively marries a stranger after his fiancée dumps him.
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The Devil Is a Woman
MovieMar 15, 1935

The Devil Is a Woman

A young man is warned by a captain about a temptress; …
A young man is warned by a captain about a temptress; nonetheless, he finds himself falling in love with her.
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The Casino Murder Case
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MovieMar 15, 1935

The Casino Murder Case

After socialite Lynn …
After socialite Lynn Llewwllen receives an anonymous threat, he is poisoned at his uncle's casino, and although he recovers, his wife is murdered by the same killer.
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1934
Here Is My Heart
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MovieDec 22, 1934

Here Is My Heart

A rich and famous singer disguises himself as a waiter in order …
A rich and famous singer disguises himself as a waiter in order to be near the woman he loves, a European princess.
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The Notorious Sophie Lang
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MovieJul 20, 1934

The Notorious Sophie Lang

After an extended stay in …
After an extended stay in England, Sophie Lang returns to America. She is beautiful, sophisticated--and a notorious jewel thief. A New York police detective who's been trying to nail her finally comes up with what seems a foolproof scheme--to catch her off guard by having her fall for a handsome and suave jewel thief who happens to be in the U.S. traveling under an assumed name.
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Shoot the Works
MovieJun 29, 1934

Shoot the Works

Shoot the Works is a 1934 American pre-Code comedy …
Shoot the Works is a 1934 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Wesley Ruggles and written by Claude Binyon, Gene Fowler, Howard J. Green and Ben Hecht. It is based on the Gene Fowler and Harold Hecht 1932 play The Great Magoo (and not, despite the title, the 1931 musical revue Shoot the Works). The film stars Jack Oakie, Ben Bernie, Dorothy Dell, Alison Skipworth, Roscoe Karns, Arline Judge and William Frawley. The film was released on June 29, 1934, by Paramount Pictures, preceding by three days the most rigorously enforced version of the Hollywood Production Code, which came into effect on July 1, 1934.
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Wharf Angel
MovieMar 16, 1934

Wharf Angel

"Mother Bright's" place on the lawless, waterfront district of …
"Mother Bright's" place on the lawless, waterfront district of the 'Barbary Coast' in San Francisco is the toughest of all saloons that can be found, and that is where "Turk", a stoker on a freighter named "The Coyote", and his shipmates can be found when in port. They are there when Como Murphy, fleeing the law for a killing he did not commit, bursts in seeking a hiding place. Mother Bright directs him upstairs to a door that leads to another building, but Murphy opens the wrong door and finds himself in the room of "Toy," one of the many girls employed by Mother Bright in the event any of the sailors desires to purchase anything other than whiskey. "Toy" takes pity on Murphy and hides him when the police knock on her door. She and Murphy then talk the night away and are very much in love when the dawn breaks. "Turk" is also much smitten with "Toy" but the feeling isn't mutual. "Turk" gets Murphy a stoker's position on "The Coyote" and the two soon become close friends, and tell each other about the "swellest girl alive" they plan on marrying when next they make port in San Francisco. What they don't do is put a name on the "swellest girl alive" so neither is aware they are in love with the same girl. "Turk" only becomes aware of it when, while trying to propose to "Toy, she hits him up for fifty bucks so she and Murphy can go to Mexico and get married. This upsets "Turk" to the extent that he proceeds to turn in his best friend to the police in order to collect the $1000 reward they are offering. This act of being an informing, informant Informer then begins to act on "Turk's" conscience. The solution is much more upbeat than it would be a year later when Victor McLaglen won an Oscar playing the title role in John Ford's "The Informer."
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Coming Out Party
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MovieMar 9, 1934

Coming Out Party

It's Joy Stanhope's, a Park Avenue debutante, coming-out party. …
It's Joy Stanhope's, a Park Avenue debutante, coming-out party. It's the event of the winter and everyone is there, including the most eligible bachelor, Jimmy Wolverton. Chris Hanson, Joy's secret romance isn't. Joy knows her parents wouldn't approve of Chris being starving violinst and a son of poor immigrants. Chris being understanding allows Joy to pretend to date Jimmy to keep Joy's parents happy. But, when Chris sees Joy with Jimmy he becomes enraged. Chris confronts Joy and they argue, the fight ends in a night of passion. Joy discovers she pregnant with Chris' child. When she's about to tell Chris the news he interupts her with the news that he's taking a job in Europe with a famed Opera star. Joy decides not to tell him and let him go. While in Europe Chris learns about Joy's pregnancy, but when he returns; Chris gets the shock of his life...Joy has married Jimmy.
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1933
Alice in Wonderland
MovieDec 18, 1933

Alice in Wonderland

On a boring winter afternoon, Alice dreams, that she's visiting …
On a boring winter afternoon, Alice dreams, that she's visiting the land behind the mirror. This turns out to be a surrealistic nightmare, with all sorts of strange things happening to her, like changing her size or playing croquet with flamingos.
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Tillie and Gus
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MovieOct 13, 1933

Tillie and Gus

Tillie and Augustus Winterbottom are thought to be …
Tillie and Augustus Winterbottom are thought to be missionaries when they arrive to find Phineas Pratt trying cheat the Sheridans out of her father's inheritance, including a ferry franchise and a boat. The only way to keep the franchise is to win a race against Pratt's boat.
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Midnight Club
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MovieJul 29, 1933

Midnight Club

Elegant Colin Grant and his associates are successful …
Elegant Colin Grant and his associates are successful jewelry thieves, even unmasked to their victims, their perfect alibis making impossible for the Comissioner police to arrest them. Things are running smoothly until Nick Mason enters the scene -and flirts with Colin's love interest.
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The Song of Songs
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MovieJul 19, 1933

The Song of Songs

Country orphan Lily goes to Berlin to stay with her tippling aunt, …
Country orphan Lily goes to Berlin to stay with her tippling aunt, and soon meets Richard, handsome sculptor across the street. Persuaded half-reluctantly to pose for Richard, her physical charms (shown as fully as 1933 mores permitted) soon melt away his 'strictly business' attitude, and they become lovers. But Richard, wanting his freedom, connives at her marriage to his wealthy client Baron von Merzbach... whose household includes a jealous former mistress and a susceptible farm manager. Has Richard still a role to play in her life?
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A Lady's Profession
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MovieMar 3, 1933

A Lady's Profession

An English nobleman (Ronald Young) and his sister (Sari …
An English nobleman (Ronald Young) and his sister (Sari Maritza) run a stateside speak- easy at a riding club.
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Tonight Is Ours
MovieJan 21, 1933

Tonight Is Ours

A princess is torn between her royal obligations and her love …
A princess is torn between her royal obligations and her love for a handsome Frenchman.
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1932
If I Had a Million
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MovieNov 18, 1932

If I Had a Million

A dying tycoon gives million-dollar windfalls to eight people …
A dying tycoon gives million-dollar windfalls to eight people picked from the city directory.
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Night After Night
MovieOct 14, 1932

Night After Night

A successful ex-boxer opens a high-class speakeasy in what …
A successful ex-boxer opens a high-class speakeasy in what once was the childhood home of a formerly rich society girl.
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Madame Racketeer
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MovieJul 23, 1932

Madame Racketeer

International con artist Martha Hicks a.k.a. Countess von …
International con artist Martha Hicks a.k.a. Countess von Claudwig is released from another stay in prison and decides to treat her rheumatism with a stay at her estranged husband's hotel at a Wisconsin spa. There undercover, she checks in on the two daughters she abandoned as infants. One wishes to marry an upstanding young man, but his priggish father wants him to marry money. The younger daughter has taken up with hood. Though denying any filial bond, the Countess uses her wiles to try to get her family on track and avoid the detective on her trail.
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Sinners in the Sun
MovieMay 13, 1932

Sinners in the Sun

A New York fashion model finds herself being pursued by a …
A New York fashion model finds herself being pursued by a poor but honest garage mechanic and a rich philanderer.
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The Unexpected Father
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MovieJan 3, 1932

The Unexpected Father

A wealthy bachelor hires a …
A wealthy bachelor hires a pretty young nanny to look after his adopted daughter. Sparks quickly fly between the two, much to the dismay of the man's calculating, money-hungry fiancée.
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1931
Tonight or Never
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MovieDec 17, 1931

Tonight or Never

A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her …
A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.
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The Road to Singapore
MovieOct 10, 1931

The Road to Singapore

A snobbish doctor in the …
A snobbish doctor in the tropics sends for a former nurse associate from England to marry him. But he is a changed man. He seeks fame through medicine and neglects his wife for his work. A returning plantation owner with a sullied reputation lures the woman away from her husband.
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Devotion
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MovieSep 25, 1931

Devotion

The poor, downtrodden (beautiful, of course) "dutiful" daughter …
The poor, downtrodden (beautiful, of course) "dutiful" daughter in a London society family falls for a barrister, disguises herself, and takes a job as governess to his son. Adapted from ...
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The Night Angel
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MovieJul 18, 1931

The Night Angel

American drama written and directed by Edmund …
American drama written and directed by Edmund Goulding. The film stars Nancy Carroll, Fredric March, Phoebe Foster, Alison Skipworth and Alan Hale, Sr.. The film was released on July 18, 1931.
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The Virtuous Husband
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MovieApr 12, 1931

The Virtuous Husband

Daniel Curtis (Elliott Nugent), a meek,unimaginative young …
Daniel Curtis (Elliott Nugent), a meek,unimaginative young man is bequeathed, by his late author/mother, a stack of written instructions on how he should conduct the rest of his life. His fiancee, Barbara Orwell (Jean Arthur) , is more-than-somewhat irritated by her prospective husband's dogged and faithful reliance on his late mother's "advice" and walks out on him.
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1930
Oh, For a Man!
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MovieNov 28, 1930

Oh, For a Man!

Carlotta Manson is a young and beautiful opera star who …
Carlotta Manson is a young and beautiful opera star who wants some spice in her personal life. She threatens to forsake opera for a wild, romantic fling. One night, a burglar, Barney McGann...
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Du Barry, Woman of Passion
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MovieOct 11, 1930

Du Barry, Woman of Passion

A French milliner becomes a …
A French milliner becomes a casino hostess and courtesan, eventually rising to the position of mistress of King Louis XV.
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Outward Bound
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MovieSep 17, 1930

Outward Bound

Later remade as "Between Two Worlds."
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Raffles
MovieJul 24, 1930

Raffles

A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life--he is the …
A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life--he is the notorious jewel thief the press has dubbed "The Amateur Cracksman". When he meets a woman and falls in love he decides to "retire" from that life, but an old friend comes to him with a predicament that entails him committing one last job.
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Strictly Unconventional
MovieMay 3, 1930

Strictly Unconventional

A young woman married into …
A young woman married into an aristocratic English family finds life with her husband dull and decides to elope with a Canadian. However her mother-in-law, who did something similar thirty years before, tries to prevent her.
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1921
Handcuffs or Kisses
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MovieSep 5, 1921

Handcuffs or Kisses

Handcuffs or Kisses is a 1921 American silent drama film …
Handcuffs or Kisses is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by George Archainbaud and starring Elaine Hammerstein, Julia Swayne Gordon, and Dorothy Chappell. It was future Hollywood star Ronald Colman's first film in America. This is presumed to be a lost film.
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1920
39 East
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MovieSep 1, 1920

39 East

The eldest daughter of a poor preacher, Penelope Penn …
The eldest daughter of a poor preacher, Penelope Penn leaves her country home to seek her fortune in the big city. Taking a room in a boarding-house at 39 East, Penelope futilely searches for work as an actress until she secretly accepts a minor part in the chorus. Napoleon Gibbs, Jr., Penelope's fellow boarder, defends her good name against the criticism of other boarders who are scandalized by the girl's late hours. Penelope, having understudied the leading lady of the show, finally gets an opportunity to fill her role and scores a complete triumph. Napoleon, eager to congratulate her, waits backstage where he sees the stage manager escorting his new star home. When she arrives back at the boarding-house, Penelope explains to the crestfallen Napoleon that she has no interest in her stage manager. Napoleon then seizes upon the opportunity to propose, and is accepted.
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1912
The Pilgrimage
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MovieMay 17, 1912

The Pilgrimage

In a picturesque German village William meets Gretchen and …
In a picturesque German village William meets Gretchen and when he returns home he tells his mother of the beautiful face which he has seen. As the days pass the acquaintanceship ripens into love and the sweethearts become downcast when it is found that William must leave for the city to enter his apprenticeship. The young couple visit the Shrine of the Virgin Mary, where they plight their troth and exchange many promises of constancy. Two years elapse and William returns home. He greets his mother and hastens to Gretchen's house, only to find that the girl has been unable to withstand the sorrow of separation and has passed away. William is almost distracted and his mother endeavors to console him. A party of pilgrims pass the house on their way to the shrine and the good mother suggests that they, too, visit the sacred spot. Through an old tradition the pilgrims prepare a wax symbol of their afflictions, which they present to the Mother of God with their prayers and William, therefore, molds a waxen heart which he places before the shrine, promising to honor the Holy Mother all the days of his life. When William and his mother return home the young man falls asleep. A vision of the Virgin appears to him, touches his heart and tells him he is soon to be reunited with his loved one. The mother turns to her son and finding his life has departed, she realizes that Providence has offered this deliverance from his grief, and the good woman kneels to offer a prayer.
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A Mardi Gras Mix-Up
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MovieApr 22, 1912

A Mardi Gras Mix-Up

Paul and his friend, the doctor, are anxious to attend the Mardi …
Paul and his friend, the doctor, are anxious to attend the Mardi Gras, but their wives do not favor the expedition. Not to be discouraged, the men hit upon a subterfuge and reach New Orleans, where they fall into the holiday spirit and don masqueraders' costumes. Unfortunately they adopt the same wardrobe worn by two escaped lunatics who imagine themselves to be Julius Caesar and Macbeth and are garbed accordingly. The wives, having suspected their husbands, come to New Orleans and discover the disguise of the two excursionists. They are not aware, however, that the lunatics in the same attire are at large. The wives, masquerading, meet the lunatics and thinking them to be the husbands, decide to humor them. Then the two men appear and find their wives in company with two strangers. The many laughable situations which arise and the novel scenes of the Mardi Gras make this original comedy highly entertaining.
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1882
Frank Markham Skipworth
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Frank Markham Skipworth

Married Frank Markham Skipworth.
1863
Alison Skipworth
BirthJuly 1863

Alison Skipworth

Alison Skipworth was born.
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