Old man Darling arrives home and finds Young Spooner making love to his daughter Dollie. He is very much enraged and orders Spooner from the house. Later, while looking from the window, he ... See full summary »

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Old man Darling arrives home and finds Young Spooner making love to his daughter Dollie. He is very much enraged and orders Spooner from the house. Later, while looking from the window, he spies Seldum Fed, a tramp, creeping through the open pantry window of the house and emerging with pie and a jug of cider. Darling rushes to the scene and whacks the tramp furiously. The tramp, however, regains his composure, and throws the pies in Darling's face and knocks him down. The tramp then runs away and the old man returns to the house in anger. As soon as Darling makes his appearance, Spooner, who had returned, conceals himself. The old man rushes out of the house again with a gun in pursuit of the tramp. Spooner then outlines to the daughter a plan of elopement. The old man is hot on the trail of the tramp. He soon discovers him and levels his gun. He shoots but misses fire. Seldum jumps over a stone wall quickly and then places his hat on a stick so that it extends just over the wall in ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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10 November 1909 (USA)  »

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The film is marked wholly by action. not by acting
16 January 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A comedy so full of lively action that it is almost impossible to follow and understand it. The difficulties include a couple who undertake to elope to escape from a father who objects to a wedding, a tramp, who steals pie and cider and is chased by the infuriated father, and a combination of clothes from a smallpox hospital, and other complications that add to the general mixup, ending at last in a wedding, followed by the forgiveness of the girl's father and the incarceration of the tramp. There is no dramatic feature in the development of this plot. On the contrary, the film is marked wholly by action. not by acting. The photography is fairly clear through most of the film's length and the printer did his work as well as possible. A good deal of merriment is exacted as the film runs, ending with applause when the young couple are finally married. - The Moving Picture World, November 20, 1909


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