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Edwin Carewe ...
Edna Payne ...
Earl Metcalfe ...
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Short | Comedy | Western





Release Date:

4 November 1912 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The Price of a Wedding
20 July 2016 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Poor Mexican Edwin Carewe wants to marry Edna Payne. Her mother insists that her daughter will only marry a man with some money in his pocket, so Carewe gets a job on the railroad. When bandits attack a train carrying a big payroll, Edwin uses a conveniently available hand-powered trolley to fetch help in this Lubin film.

This is a very broadly acted movie, resulting in some unintentionally funny moments. Although the trend in movie acting in the period was towards a much more subtle style of acting, the word seems not to have reached this production. The camera-work is decent; there is one tracking shot as the rescuers approach the train, but otherwise it is photographed entirely in medium long shots

Edwin Carewe would not remain an actor long. Within a couple of years he would be dieting and by the end of the silent era, would be in charge of such well-regarded movies as EVANGELINE. If you wish to see what the director looked like in 1912, there is a good copy of this film on the Eye Institute site on Youtube.

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