starring Edith Taliaferro and Tom Forman
February 5, 1915
The Lasky Company does not attempt a new idea in this four-reeler. Edith Taliaferro is a store clerk with society notions. It has been used many times before in all forms. The girl, tired of store work, decides to impersonate an heiress at a summer resort for her week's vacation. A young fellow in the store has the same idea, and carries it out the same week as the girl, at the same resort. The young woman has named herself after one of the store's swagger customers and goes to the best hotel. The boy has to content himself at an eight-dollar-a-week boarding house. They meet and fall in love. "Miss Van Dusen" is the name of the girl for the week. Some friends of the Van Dusens come to the hotel. They do not know the real daughter, however, and become acquainted with the girl. Also in the plot is a French Count (imposter) and as his funds are low, he abducts the girl he thinks is Miss Van Dusen. In a motor boat he takes her to a lonely island. The count and the boat owner leave the island with a check "Miss Van Dusen" signed. They go to the boarding house and have a row, overhead by the posing salesman. The bogus count knocks out the motor boat captain and takes his money to go to New York and cash the bad check. The boy forces the captain to take him to the girl. He brings her back to the hotel. They next meet in the store and are happy as they find that they still love each other. The picture is not a lively one, and is too long. The film, if cut down to one or two reels, might be worthwhile on a picture program. Perhaps the best moment of the feature is the view between the two buildings showing a sunset as a vision. Miss Taliaferro does all that may be done in the acting. George H. Melford directed, and should receive credit for selecting pretty locations.
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