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Lemonade Aids Cupid (1916)
Short | Comedy, Short

Tilly and Jake, the grocer boy, are in love. Pa has higher ambitions for his daughter, and has decided that none but Hank Boggs can have the girl. Hank makes a call upon his lady love and is warmly welcomed by Pa and Ma. While they are ...See moreTilly and Jake, the grocer boy, are in love. Pa has higher ambitions for his daughter, and has decided that none but Hank Boggs can have the girl. Hank makes a call upon his lady love and is warmly welcomed by Pa and Ma. While they are talking a hand-bill is thrown into the room telling of a big entertainment that night. Pa persuades Hank to accompany the family to the sociable. At the hall where the entertainment is to be given a lot of old maids have just finished decorating the place and instruct the janitor to clean up the place. The janitor, who is addicted to liquor, drops a bottle of whiskey into the lemonade made by the old maids. When Jake learns that Hank is to escort his lady love to the entertainment, thoughts of vengeance fill his mind, and he saws the shafts in such a way that they will break when the family are halfway to town. He tells Tilly of this and she promises to be ready when he arrives to escort her. The scheme works fine and Pa's party is stranded. Jake and his rig drive up and he offers Tilly a place in his conveyance. Pa and Ma, too, are allowed to sit in the back, while poor Hank is forced to walk to town. The entertainment is a big success. Pa, being thirsty, has discovered the lemonade. The liquid has a most elegant taste and Pa takes copious draughts. The lemonade makes Pa very happy, and he picks out the prettiest girl in the place and dances with her. She, too, drinks of the lemonade and likewise becomes happy. Shortly afterward Pa and the girl seek seclusion in a quiet spot outside. Jake and Tilly sneak away from the crowd and hide behind a bush. In the midst of their love making, Jake hears a noise on the other side and, peeping over the bush, sees Pa and the girl making love. He and Tilly confront the old man and threaten to tell Ma if he does not agree to their engagement. When the girl finds out that he is married, she leaves him in disgust. Jake and Tilly are unable to get Pa's consent and hurry inside to break the news to Ma. Hank, meanwhile, has arrived at the hall and finds his way to the lemonade stand. He decides that such a mixture is too good for the old people, and taking the entire bowl, he finds a secluded spot in a shed and forgets everything but the lemonade. Pa, fearing Ma's wrath, hastens in just as Jake starts to tell on him, and hurriedly announces the engagement of his daughter and Jake. Everything ends happily and the last that is seen of Hank he is in a dead stupor. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Gale Henry (scenario)
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Updated Jan 1, 1916

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Jan 1, 1916 (United States)

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Max Asher
Tillie's Father Tillie's Father   See fewer
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Gale Henry
Tillie's Mother Tillie's Mother   See fewer
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Milburn Morante
Hank Boggs Hank Boggs   See fewer
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