Mrs. Simms Serves on the Jury (1912)

Mrs. Sims, a prominent suffragette of San Francisco, helps win a glorious victory for the cause. Mr. Sims is not quite in accord with his ambitious wife, and the straw that breaks the ... See full summary »

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George Melford

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Cast overview:
Alice Joyce ... Mr. Simms' Stenographer
William H. West ... Mr. Simms
Jane Wolfe ... Mrs. Simms
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Mrs. Sims, a prominent suffragette of San Francisco, helps win a glorious victory for the cause. Mr. Sims is not quite in accord with his ambitious wife, and the straw that breaks the camel's back arrives next day, when Mrs. Sims is called for jury service. The lady, however, determines to do her duty. Mr. Sims disapproves of his wife's activity for women's rights, and persuades his stenographer to help him in his plan to teach Mrs. Sims a lesson. To carry out his scheme Sims invites his stenographer for a ride in his automobile. The young lady likes to ride fast, and Mr. Sims is fond of showing off, and the result is they are arrested for speeding. Taken to court for trial, Mr. Sims, to his great surprise, finds he is to he tried before a jury of women, and that the forewoman is his wife. Sims demands immediate trial and gets it. The verdict is handed in to the judge, who addresses the stenographer as follows: "Young woman, you are discharged. The jury is convinced that you are not ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy | Drama

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Flowers for the 400 (1912). See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1912 (USA) See more »

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Kalem Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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