Quitter (1916)

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Although Lionel Barrymore is the star of this picture, his role sounds better suited for his brother Jack, who specialized in wacky comedies of this sort during the mid-1910s. When his friends decide that "Happy Jack" Lewis (Barrymore) needs a wife, they place an ad in the paper for one. Glad Mason (Margaret Skirvin) replies and sends her picture. Jack's pals decide she is the one, and after he sees her picture, Jack thinks so too -- until the saloon proprietor points out that maybe she doesn't look anything like her photo. In fact, she could be an old hag! This gives Jack cold feet and before Glad gets to Paradise Gulch, he ducks out of town, leaving her his home and his claim. While he is gone, Jack gets arrested -- twice -- escapes from jail, is the victim of a hold up, and a series of other misadventures. He heads back home and arrives just in time to save Glad -- who looks just like her photo -- from being attacked. She helps him save his claim from swindlers and they end the last reel happily together.