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Suffering Husbands
Description: An expectant father grows increasingly anxious while he waits for his baby to be born.
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Clip #: MF-15C
Length: 11:21
Year: 1929
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Region: North America
Subject: Children
Original: 35mm
1920s, nervous man pacing, seated woman tapping her toes, husband / father, his daughter and mother-in-law waiting while wife is in labors in nearby room, man putting out cigarette in ashtray full of cigarette butts, nurse telling husband to have patience, husband nervously biting nails and snapping at mother-in-law and daughter, friend calling to talk to husband about life insurance, plumber coming to fix pipes and explaining he is late because his baby was just born, plumber commiserating with anxious husband, husband’s boss calling to ask why he is absent from work and firing him when he refuses to go to work, plumber loudly banging on pipes, nurse coming out to remind increasingly anxious husband to be patient, doctor reassuring husband and taking his pulse, husband rejoicing when he he thinks that new baby will be a boy, everyone rushing to listen as the time has come for baby to be born, exasperated husband answering wrong number phone call, nurse coming out to tell everyone that baby was born and that it is a girl, plumber laughing at husband’s disappointment while daughter and mother-in-law are happy, nurse coming out to tell everyone that there are in fact twins, a girl and a boy, plumber slapping shocked husband on back, husband and nurse smiling and looking down at newborn twins lying with mother in bed, husband / father rocking boy and giving wife a big kiss

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