Jean the Match-Maker (1910) 13min · Short, Comedy · 20 September 1910
Bent on having a summer's vacation, two working girls hire a tent and pitch their camp on the shore of a beautiful lake amid rural and quiet surroundings. As fate would have it, two farmer lads, living with their widowed mother not far distant from the camp, are making their way through brush and lanes until they unexpectedly come onto the bivouac of the girls. Mutual embarrassments are shown, and the boys, who are bashful swains, stand not on the manner of their going, making a hasty and awkward retreat. The boys tell their mother about the two "peachy" girls, and she decides to send them some freshly cooked doughnuts, and employs the faithful dog, "Jean," as a messenger, and the dog at once carries them to the girls, much to their surprise. The boys make another venture to the camp, but meet with little encouragement; they are not assertive, and their natural timidity and boorishness amuse the girls exceedingly. The young fellows are not discouraged in their advancements, and find "Jean" a ready emissary in their embarrassment. She makes many visits to the camp with tokens of their respect and love. The girls are puzzled by these frequent visits from the dog and decide to discover the source of her supplies and the place from whence she comes. They sally forth, and in going encounter a cow, which stands in their way. They become frightened; their shouts for help bring the two boys and their dog "Jean" to the rescue. The boys now summon up courage and, when the girls tell them about the dog and their wish to learn where she came from, the boys offer them their escort and invite them to their home. The girls accept; the boys introduce them to their mother; they are invited to take dinner, and things progress very satisfactorily and happily to all concerned. The young people go out for a stroll, leaving the mother and "Jean: alone. The mother begins to think that her boys are hopelessly smitten with the girls and gives way to a gloomy foreboding of a double marriage, the innocent and good old dog trying to prove herself her comforter and that she did not know she was being used as a matchmaker. - Written by Moving Picture World synopsis
Director(s): Laurence Trimble Cast: Jean
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