Two little children, who think themselves very much in love with each other, imbued with the ideas of their elders, plan a romantic marriage. Alvin Strong, the boy, confides his intentions ... See full summary »

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Alvin Strong - the Boy
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Mrs. Strong - the Boy's Mother
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Mr. Strong - the Boy's Father
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Jane - Alvin's Sweetheart
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Jane's Mother
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Jaspar - an Old Negro
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Jaspar's Wife - the Old Negro Nurse
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Two little children, who think themselves very much in love with each other, imbued with the ideas of their elders, plan a romantic marriage. Alvin Strong, the boy, confides his intentions to the family's colored servant, Jaspar. Alvin arranges with Jane, his sweetheart, to elope in the usual way, through a window, with the assistance of a ladder. Jaspar, the negro servant, is instructed by Alvin to have the pony hitched to the cart and drive him to Jane's house. He enters into the scheme greatly enjoying the amusement it affords him. He tries to deport himself with dignity, while restraining his laughter, which almost convulses him. At dusk he drives his young master to the trysting-place, where Alvin meets his fiancée, and then drives them both hurriedly to the parson's. The good man, entering into the humor of the situation, makes some plausible excuse and the young couple go away greatly disappointed. Not to be daunted, Alvin tells Jaspar to drive him to his cabin, where he ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Romance | Short

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30 July 1912 (USA)  »

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Almost wholly poetry
7 January 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A most charming picture, almost wholly poetry, giving a love story, with an elopement of two precocious youngsters. Little Dolores Costello and Kenneth Casey play the leads. The former, a very good little actress, is as winsome as can be as the latter's little sweetheart. By the setting and costuming, we should say the story happens in 1830 or a bit before, and in some Southern city. Mr. Harold Wilson plays commendably the role of white-haired darkey coachman, who solemnly promises not to tell of the plot to elope. He is a very amusing darkey. The elopement is soon an open secret; but it goes on, nevertheless. The real parson won't marry the kids, so Master Kenneth compels the son of the darkey coachman to read the service. Fresh, bright, amusing and pretty; it will probably be liked everywhere. In the cast we see also Miss Rose Tapley and Harry Mayo, as the girl's parents; Miss Theby and Mr. Newburg, as the boy's parents. Paul Kelly plays the darkey boy and Miss Kate Price an old darkey mammy. - The Moving Picture World, August 10, 1912


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