House painter Jim Brooks thinks his wife is cheating on him with his best friend John West. The intrigue is in fact a birthday surprise.
Jealousy and the Man (1909) Online
Jim Brooks, a painter, and his wife, have hoarding with them their best friend. John West. Jim and John being lifelong chums, Jim is amazed at what he imagines to be blatant perfidy in his wife and friend. He espies them whispering together on several occasions, but the apparently convincing evidence is the slipping of a note into the hand of John by the wife, while she visits their place of work, with their luncheon. This decides Jim, and he rushes home, arms himself with a gun, declaring they shall both die. You may imagine his surprise when, as he is about to assassinate the pair, they load him with presents, it being his birthday, which he had forgotten. Their little intrigues were in making the arrangement, and the note was a list of things for John to get.
|James Kirkwood||-||Jim Brooks|
|Florence Lawrence||-||Mrs. Jim Brooks|
|Gladys Egan||-||The Brooks Daughter|
|Anthony O'Sullivan||-||John West - the Best Friend|
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Arthur V. Johnson||-||A Boarder|
|Owen Moore||-||A Boarder|
|Mack Sennett||-||Workman on Scaffold|
Released as a split reel along with Sweet and Twenty (1909).