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Identifier:

  • 284.001 (Source: oldfilm.org)

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Hilda Meyer

Meyer Davis

Languages:

English (title cards)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

Northeast Historic Film list of titled amateur works

Description:

"The Ritz-Carltons are lounging about on the porch when a car arrives. The Chauffeur releases a man who greets the family and gives the Mom a long string of pearls. Next scene introduces the Gumpskeys as poor folk. Mom Gumpskey is busy minding the kids and doing laundry before she confronts lazy Mr. Gumpskey (Meyer Davis). Next the young Ritz-Carlton boys go for a walk and get in fight with the young Gumpskey children. Dad Ritz-Carlton tells Dad Gumpskey to keep the kids off his property before getting into a fight. Next the children of both families try to outdo each other by dancing and cartwheeling. Fighting ensues and maid breaks things up. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Ritz-Carlton go to have tea at the Astorbilts whereupon someone accuses them of being fat. Scales are produced and everyone weighs themselves. Then the Ritz-Carltons go home. Both the Gumpskeys and Ritz-Carltons go for a picnic, and the 'Babbitts' are introduced. The Ritz-Carltons and Gumpskey are dismayed to find each other picnicing on the same beach together when a Ritz-Carlton child starts to drown. Gumpskey rescues the child." oldfilm.org

Resources:

Part of the Hilda and Meyer Davis Collection, held by Northeast Historic Film

Locations:

  • Jamestown, RI (Filming)

Genre:

Form:

Repository:

Hilda and Meyer Davis Collection, Northeast Historic Film