Bab's Burglar (1917)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Marguerite Clark added to her already considerable film fame by appearing in a brace of comedies based on a Mary Roberts Rinehart character. In Bab's Burglar, Bab Archibald (Clark) is in boarding school, running through her dad's money like there's no tomorrow. She also gets mixed up in a planned elopement, involving her sister and sis' boyfriend. The burglar shows up instead of the boyfriend at the appointed hour, leading to no end of silly complications. Bab's Burglar performed so well at the box office that a sequel was immediately put into production (see Bab's Diary).

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boarding-school, boyfriend, daughter, elopement, sister, thief