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The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (1911)

Nell was poor, but pretty, and was loved by a poor country boy. Nellie's father had a farm, and the aforesaid farm had a mortgage, and, of course, that mortgage was about to be closed by a ... See full summary »

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A Country Farmer
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Nellie Brown - the Farmer's Daughter
Yale Benner ...
The Daughter's Sweetheart
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The Rich Man
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The Rich Man's Daughter
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Nell was poor, but pretty, and was loved by a poor country boy. Nellie's father had a farm, and the aforesaid farm had a mortgage, and, of course, that mortgage was about to be closed by a rich old man, who had a proud young daughter who smiled on the poor country lad. And little Nellie's heart beat fast and hard, until she fell asleep looking at the firelight. And when next we see pretty Nellie Brown again, she has become Nellie, the poor typewriter, in a great city. Nellie is loved by Mr. Villain. Her brave young lover knocks Mr. Villain down, and therefore enters Miss Heavywoman, who at once falls in love with the poor young man. Nell is locked in a safe and hurled down from the thirty-third floor of a skyscraper. But ere she reaches terra firma, our young hero catches the safe in his arms and releases poor Nellie, only to fall into the hands of Mr. Villain, disguised as a detective, and taken to prison for robbing the safe. What hero was ever cast into prison who was not rescued ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy | Drama

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27 December 1911 (USA)  »

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A high class comedy situation lends a world of fun
12 June 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A delightful burlesque of all the melodramas of yesteryear to which a high class comedy situation lends a world of fun. The audience laughed with whole-souled volume and the reviewer is still laughing. A young and romantic Miss in love learns that her father's farm is mortgaged. She falls asleep and then the melodramas, from "The Two Orphans" down, begin. She has her part in every scene, is the heroine, loved by the hero, a country boy friend of hers, and pursued by the villain and villainess, people she knew. And how it is acted! Mary Fuller takes the part. One of the managers of the theater came to where the reviewer sat and complimented the picture and this player's work especially. Wm. West is the farmer. The man who holds the mortgage, in the dream, the villain, is James Gordon. His daughter, in the dream the villainess, is Laura Sawyer, and the country boy, hero in the dream, is Yale Benner. It is a very commendable picture; but to appreciate it, one needs to have seen melodramas or moving pictures of melodramas. - The Moving Picture World, January 6, 1912


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