Troublesome Secretaries

(Vitagraph Company of America, 1911)

Betty is in love with her father’s secretary Ralph, but Daddy does not approve and dismisses him at once. When his next secretary proves to be Betty’s old schoolmate, the two concoct a plan to get Ralph his job back and for Betty to be near him without her father suspecting a thing.


Starring John Bunny and Mabel Normand
Directed by Ralph Ince




Image quality:



480p SD


9 minutes



This video is not available for individual purchase. It can only be had as part of the following video collections or DVDs:

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    The Films of John Bunny (DVD)
    Though little remembered today, John Bunny was the first internationally renowned film comedian. This DVD collection features four John...
    • Troublesome Secretaries (Vitagraph, 1911)
    • A Cure for Pokeritis (Vitagraph, 1912)
    • The Locket; or, When She Was Twenty (Vitagraph, 1913)
    • Hearts and Diamonds (Vitagraph, 1914)
    • How Fatty Made Good (Vitagraph, 1913)
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    On-demand DVD
    John Bunny and Sidney Drew (DVD)
    This collection contains four short films from two of Vitagraph’s more refined comedians, John Bunny and Sidney Drew.
    • Troublesome Secretaries (Vitagraph, 1911)
    • Auntie’s Portrait (Vitagraph, 1915)
    • The Locket; or, When She Was Twenty (Vitagraph, 1913)