A Seventeenth Century romance in which an eloping couple try to escape the wrath of the girl's father.



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This story is a conventional love tale set about the year 1700. The strong incidents in the dungeon and tavern scenes and the girl's flight in tights and doublet and wedding at the seashore give it an element of novelty. In the library of the old earl's manor a suitor asks for his daughter's hand. The father angrily refuses and orders his guards to escort the young man outside. The girl begs of her father to relent, and upon his refusal falls fainting to the floor. She quickly revives, and we next find the lovers under a huge oak tree planning an elopement. They are surprised by the sudden appearance of the irate father and his guards. The girl Is carried back to the manor, the young man to a dungeon, where he is given the choice of leaving the country or being put to death. The lover knocks the lamp over, slips over to the door, and as the guards, attracted by the noise, rush in, he in the darkness, locks the door of the dungeon and starts for the manor. He bursts through the window ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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25 July 1908 (USA)  »

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Lady Jane's Flight; or, A Seventeenth Century Romance  »

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