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A young couple attempts to elope, with the bride's irate father in hot pursuit. The train stops briefly and the young man dashes off to find a minister, but before he can get himself and ... See full summary »

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A young couple attempts to elope, with the bride's irate father in hot pursuit. The train stops briefly and the young man dashes off to find a minister, but before he can get himself and the minister onto the train, it leaves, carrying his bride-to- be away. Now the young man, minister in tow, pursues his bride while her father and a horde of lawmen pursue them both. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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El casamiento de Jimmie  »

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The MOST unusual elopement EVER!
12 August 2014 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Well, you'll REALLY have to watch "The Matrimaniac" in order to see literally EVERYTHING that can go wrong during the elopement of a loving couple - you won't believe your eyes... Jimmie Conroy and his girl Marna (played by none other than Constance Talmadge, who at the time was just as famous as her sister Norma!) take the train, followed by Marna's father and the guy he'd chosen for her husband, both steaming with rage; and at the station where Jimmie wants to get a reverend to marry them on the train, the two men are being detained, while the train rolls on with the fiancé Marna doesn't want aboard, and Jimmie and the reverend chasing after them...

And more complications lead to the reverend being locked up in jail as a 'hobo', and Marna being locked up in a hotel room by her 'fiance' - but that, of course, doesn't stop Jimmie: he just climbs out onto the telephone wires and... But see for yourself! You'll get LOTS and LOTS of laughter and unbelievable chase scenes; and of course, MAGNIFICENT displays of Doug's GREAT acrobatics - don't miss it for ANYTHING in the world!!


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