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When She Was About Sixteen (1912)

Henry is in love with Sue hut her father has strong prejudices and refuses to allow the engagement to continue. Being a young man of resources, Henry proposes a plan to Sue which she agrees... See full summary »
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Barry O'Moore ...
Henry
Bessie Learn ...
Sue
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The Rugged Old Farmer - Sue's Father
Margery Bonney Erskine ...
Sue's Mother (as Mrs. Wallace Erskine)
John Sturgeon ...
The Minister
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Henry is in love with Sue hut her father has strong prejudices and refuses to allow the engagement to continue. Being a young man of resources, Henry proposes a plan to Sue which she agrees to fall in with and they, to all appearances, part company for good. In reality the plan is working although no one knows it. Henry rents an old log cabin and proceeds to fit it up. When the cottage is ready an elopement takes place and he and Sue are married. The old people are unforgiving but Sue wants to see her mother and consequently she and her husband go one afternoon to call. When they reach the front door Sue is incontinently hauled in by her father and the door is slammed in Henry's face. The old man appears at the window with a gun and invites him to make himself scarce. There seems to be no chance for argument and so Henry returns to the lonely log cabin but there he conceives a brilliant idea. He writes to the old people that he thinks the daughter should obey them and invites her ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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31 July 1912 (USA)  »

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Pleasant and Predictable Effort
24 June 2016 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

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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