• 电影名称 Uncle's Money

  •  类型  短片 / 喜剧
  •  国家  法国
  • 上映时间 14 March 1910 (USA)

剧情简介:

Poor old Uncle is about to shuttle off this mortal coil. His niece is heartbroken, the more so as the old chap has not yet made his will and he is well heeled with worldly goods. She, poor thing, is alone in the house with the dying relative (except for the man servant) and something must be done to turn the antique's money into its proper channel, to wit, the pockets of her brother and herself. In dire need she sends for her brother, and that gentleman in wild and exuberant haste hies him hence from the wiles of the city to attend like a dutiful nephew the anguished couch of his avuncular relative. Fate is against this paragon of virtue, however, and he arrives at the house without his breath or his uncle, because the inconsiderate old man had, almost at the moment of his nephew's arrival, curled up his toes and departed this life. Much anguish, gnashing of teeth, and copious tears! "Uncle" failed to leave his wealth to anyone and where will it go? There is a hurried consultation and a final suggestion which is adopted unanimously by the self-appointed committee of two. The nephew decides to impersonate "dear Uncle" and in a most foxy manner loosen up the dead man's clutch. He assumes a fatal-illness expression, a thing of small effort, as the poor boy is sick enough over his ill luck; he crawls into the bed and sends word to the local law shark to come and take his last will and testament. Enter the law shark. The sick man makes his will, leaving all to his nephew and niece. Clever work! All is now well, the will signed and the representative of the law is about to take his fee and his departure, when lo and behold, like Lazarus, the old fossil, the inconsiderate Uncle, arises from the dead, so to speak, and after assuring himself that he has only been unconscious for a little while, routes the loving relatives out of the house and taking the astonished lawyer by the arm leads him to a desk, where he dictates a will leaving his entire fortune to "The Society for the Propagation of Wild Turkeys."
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