Mary, a novel reading old maid, is courted by Harry, who needs the money. Father is willing enough to have her off his hands, but Mary insists that they elope, so father helps Harry get a ... See full summary »

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Mary, a novel reading old maid, is courted by Harry, who needs the money. Father is willing enough to have her off his hands, but Mary insists that they elope, so father helps Harry get a ladder. That night they start out, but the auto breaks down and Mary, fearful that they are pursued, will not wait for Harry to fix it, but starts off on foot. She grows tired and they take a dray, changing to a boat when they pass the water. But the boat overturns and Harry catches a donkey for her. She doesn't like riding without a saddle, so she tries the road again and arrives at the minister's in a wheelbarrow. There they hire a rig to take them back to the auto and the journey is completed in the car. Mary kneels for forgiveness and father, not only forgives, but hands Harry a bunch of money, which Mary takes away from him, letting him have half a dollar. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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30 January 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy What's in a Name? (1913). See more »

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Mae Hotely, as the romantic old maid, is very funny
16 July 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

There is a good deal of fun in this brisk farce, but it is hard to tell whether the author or the producer deserves the credit. The treatment of her poor boarder by the landlady shows knowledge of the world, and the best that the picture has is this fun of wisdom. These details and the clever, fresh way in which the old situation has been handled make it go. Its most noticeable shortcoming is that Spottiswoode Aitken is not old enough to play a doddering old man. It is noticeable that he has all his teeth. Mae Hotely, as the romantic old maid, is very funny, and she is well supported by Robert Burns, author E.W. Sargent, and producer, A. Hotaling. - The Moving Picture World, February 15, 1913


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