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The Speed Limit (1913)

Jim wishes to make an impression upon Jane, his sweetheart. He calls upon her in a taxi, which he forgets to dismiss when he enters the house. Judge Holden, Jane's father, dislikes Jim and ... See full summary »

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John E. Brennan ...
Judge Holden
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Jane Holden - the Judge's Daughter
George Larkin ...
Jim - Jane's Sweetheart (as Grover Larkin)
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Jim wishes to make an impression upon Jane, his sweetheart. He calls upon her in a taxi, which he forgets to dismiss when he enters the house. Judge Holden, Jane's father, dislikes Jim and leaves the house when the boy calls. Later, when Jim leaves he faces a taxi bill he cannot pay. He is arrested and taken before Judge Holden. Jane calls to see her father and arrives while Jim is being tried. Jim is fined. Jane saves him from jail by slipping him the money with which to pay his fine. The chauffeur and the judge dive for the money. Holden gets it and pockets it, after which he discharges Jim. Jim is elected town marshal. He elopes with Jane. Judge Holden pursues the pair. Jim allows him to catch up and then arrests him for speeding. He places handcuffs on the Judge and has him arraigned in his own court. A substitute judge fines Holden. The humor of the situation appeals to Judge Holden. As Jim and .lane are leaving the court, he calls them back. Surprised, the two return. Turning to... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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31 October 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary The Granite Industry (1913). See more »

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Well acted and pleasing
30 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

A fairly entertaining comedy half reel, with John E. Brennan, Ruth Roland and Grover Larkin in the cast. Jim is arrested and convicted by the judge; later Jim becomes town marshal and arrests the judge for speeding. Well acted and pleasing. - The Moving Picture World, November 15, 1913


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