Barry O'Moore and Bessie Learned are in love. HIs family loves her, but her father drags her into the house and threatens him with a shotgun. It's an ordinary movie, enlivened by good acting and a nice colored print that can be found on the Eye Institute site on Youtube.
Edison pictures were still using their own techniques, but even though they use nothing like the modern film grammar that developed from Griffith's work at Biograph, they are clear, understandable and, in pieces like this one, still very charming to the modern eye. JUvenile lead O'Moore -- his hairline indicating he was getting a bit old for this sort of role - - had a good twenty-five year run in the movies, even though it was a pseudonym. Actor Herbert Yost adopted it because when he started, stage actors were embarrassed to admit they worked in the movies.
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