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Eloping with Auntie (1909)

 -  Short  -  24 May 1909 (USA)
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A girl is being shipped off to Europe with her aunt to break up her romance. Her suitor dresses himself as the aunt and manages to fool everyone long enough for them to elope.

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Margie
David Miles ...
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Anita Hendrie ...
Aunty
Arthur V. Johnson ...
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Dad was certainly "a wise old owl," and his subtle scheme would have culminated to his wishes, had Harry been a less daring lover, but "faint heart ne'er won fair lady" and Harry's heart was anything but faint. That Harry and Margie deeply loved each other is most apparent; that Dad had a strong aversion for Harry as a son-in-law is also apparent, and when he finds them in clandestine conference there is something doing. Harry is chased about the room by Dad with a cane, which in a wild sweep at Harry goes through a pier mirror. Oh, the woe of it. This might be considered ominous, and it was for Dad, but it was the omen of good fortune for the lovers. As an extreme measure Dad decides to send Margie to Europe with his sister, her aunty, to be out of reach of Harry. Bright scheme, you would say. Well Aunty's vanity was the undoing. She insists on a new and elaborate gown, so Dad gives her the money to buy it. Harry learns of this and follows Aunty to the store and buys an exact ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Released as a split reel along with the drama Two Memories (1909). See more »

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Griffith's Community of Players
1 March 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The 34 year old D.W. Griffith defines the national boundaries through his characters by excluding diversity. He paints a picture of mainstream society, parting company with the marginalized and presenting an antitheses of what life was like at the time. The patterns of behaviour that comes through his characters creates group formation. They are a community onto themselves, self-sufficient and appealing to fashionable tastes. He is reinventing America in the process, proving that he is a member of the zeitgeist. This film says a lot more about Griffith than it does in terms of telling a story.


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