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Bertie's Brainstorm

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1911

Summary

Bertie Fawcett is a dudish chap, who believes that he has won the heart of May Vernon, the belle of the co-eds. May, however, regards Bertie as very much of a joke and is in love with Jack Mace, who is her ideal of manly beauty. May's father has no objection to Jack, personally, but does not propose that the daughter he idolizes shall wed a weakling or a ne'er-do-well. Therefore, he tells May in a letter that if "that young man wants to marry you, he must show his ability by earning his own living during vacation." Unfortunately for Bertie, he sees the letter, and egotistically jumps to the conclusion that he is the person referred to. So he hastens to Mr. Blake's house, tells the surprised old man that he accepts the offer, and starts out to make good. Blake naturally is much surprised, never having seen or heard of Bertie before, but his anger changes to mirth when May tells him how the youth has jumped at conclusions too hastily and incorrectly. Bertie finds that earning a living is not so easy as it sounds, particularly if you are a fop, and even though a fop is in earnest. He is successively a waiter, a bill poster, a village constable and a living target in a baseball sideshow, but fails to shine in any one sphere, although he smarts in all of them. And then to cap the climax, when he returns to claim his bride, he finds that May has married Jack.

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Bertie FawcettWilliam Russell

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WriterLloyd Lonergan

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English
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