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Eddie is entered to run in a race to be held on the following day, and his backer, who has bet $10,000 on his winning, urges Eddie to retire early. Eddie sets his alarm clock and "turns in"... See full summary »

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(as Al E. Christie)
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Eddie, a Marathon Runner
Ramona Langley
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Eddie is entered to run in a race to be held on the following day, and his backer, who has bet $10,000 on his winning, urges Eddie to retire early. Eddie sets his alarm clock and "turns in" to get the needful sleep. Eddie is a sound sleeper, and the warning of "Big Ben" the next morning, that it is time for him to get up, falls to rouse him. The ringing of the alarm simply disturbs him somewhat, and he turns over and sleeps more soundly than ever. He dreams a beautiful dream of responding promptly to the alarm and starting out for the race course. There he leisurely takes his place with the rest of the runners, and starts out after them. On the way, in passing along the street, he hears cries for help and stops to investigate. He dashes into the house from whence they issue, knocks the villain down and rushes out with the girl. The girl is grateful and tells him he has won her heart. Eddie is susceptible and proposes. The girl accepts and consents to an immediate marriage. They repair... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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22 August 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy When Cupid Won (1913). See more »

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A farce depending on trick camera work
28 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

A farce depending on trick camera work to make it seem as though the hero of the story is "some runner." A friend has bet $10,000 on him and, to begin with, he over-sleeps. When he arrives at the start the others have gone. That doesn't bother him; he can even stop to fall in love and get married and still win the marathon. He does other moving picture stunts besides falling in love. The picture will surely make laughter. - The Moving Picture World, August 23, 1913


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