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A Persistent Lover (1912)

Bunny, with his elephant, Romeo, follows the circus procession on its way to its next stand. Miss Olivia Slincum's horse, attached to a buggy, becomes frightened and runs away. Romeo, the ... See full summary »

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Bunny - the Persistent Lover
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Olivia Slincum
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Bunny, with his elephant, Romeo, follows the circus procession on its way to its next stand. Miss Olivia Slincum's horse, attached to a buggy, becomes frightened and runs away. Romeo, the elephant, stops it in its mad career. Olivia touches a tender chord in Bunny's heart, and he brings forth a responsive one in hers. The next day Olivia attends the circus, bringing the elephant cookies and sweets. Romeo becomes fond of Olivia and the next day visits her at her home. Again Olivia attends the circus, and Romeo, seeing her, grasps her hat, supposing it to be a dainty. Bunny comes to her assistance and she regards him as one of the grandest and bravest of men. Romeo does not forget Olivia's kindness and breaks from his fastenings at night and goes to visit her home. Just previous to his arrival, a burglar breaks into the house and is about to gag her when the elephant puts in an appearance and lifts him bodily from the room. Bunny, the trainer, misses his elephant, and goes in pursuit. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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16 July 1912 (USA)  »

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The Persistent Suitor  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy A Lively Affair (1912). See more »

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The elephant is a decided addition to the Vitagraph "bunch"
31 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Bunny is uniformed in this comedy as an elephant trainer; at first he does not exactly seem in love with his job; in fact, he takes great care to remain out from under the ponderous feet of Romeo. The elephant is a decided addition to the Vitagraph "bunch." He is only one of several who played a few weeks' engagement at the Brooklyn shop. Romeo falls in love with Flora, even goes to call on her when she is taking a bath, which will by some be considered an interesting picture. It is at least an unusual one. The elephant makes plenty of fun, especially when he thrusts his trunk into Flora's window and bodily yanks out a burglar. There is a strong circus flavor about the show. - The Moving Picture World, July 27, 1912


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