The constable who arrests a young man for speeding to his wedding, is surprised to find out he is soon to become his new son-in-law.




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Tom Thornton
Constable Perkins
Mary Perkins


Mary Perkins, a country girl, goes to the city intending to visit friends. In endeavoring to find her way to her friend's home, she is lost and after wandering aimlessly about the streets is assisted by a young man, who is also acquainted with Mary's friends. Young Thornton soon falls in love with Mary and on the eve of her departure for home, proposes and is accepted. Mary writes to her father and mother, telling them of the engagement and that she and Tom will be married at the country home within a week. On the wedding day Tom misses his train and decides to drive out to Mary's home in his motor alone. On the way he is delayed several times by accidents and urging his car to its utmost speed, sails like a streak through the country towns, paying no attention to the various village constables who try to arrest him for speeding. Perkins, Mary's father, is the constable of their village, and when the guests are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Tom, he receives a telephone message ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Romance | Short





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18 July 1911 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The trouble with the picture is that there is too much of it
15 March 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

In this comedy there's a fresh and very amusing idea. The constable's daughter is waiting in bridal veil and wreath of orange blossoms for her bridegroom, a millionaire, who has lost his train and is hurrying to her in his motor car. The girl's father, the constable, receives a telephone message to arrest a chauffeur who is speeding along the pike. This chauffeur, whom he doesn't know, is his prospective son-in-law. The ending is happy, however. The trouble with the picture is that there is too much of it; it isn't handled economically. It has the drawback that too much padding gives a novel. With the exception of the heroine and hero no one with even a fairly important part in the picture acts convincingly. - The Moving Picture World, July 29, 1911

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