Billy takes his friend Tom out for a drive in his new car. Tom gets off to make a purchase while Billy is waiting. Along comes Marian, beautifully clad; Billy wishes to himself that she ... See full summary »
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Billy takes his friend Tom out for a drive in his new car. Tom gets off to make a purchase while Billy is waiting. Along comes Marian, beautifully clad; Billy wishes to himself that she would come into his car. Somehow his wish is immediately fulfilled, for Marian, thinking that he is a public chauffeur, hires him. Billy blissfully drives Marian on, and at his journey's end tells Marian that she may always have his car at cut rates, if she 'phones him at the garage. Billy rides off in high spirits. He is rich in imagination and already sees himself embroiled in a tempestuous love affair. After a series of auto complications and fun, with mistaken identities worked out in an entirely new way, and in an atmosphere absolutely original, mirth-provoking Billy boldly captures his pretty maid and rides off, but the car breaks down, and so we see them both in the end fixing the car amidst besmudged and begreased bliss. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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10 May 1912 (USA)  »

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Laughable and, except the last few scenes, convincingly probable
14 November 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

An automobile comedy. In it a young lady (Miss Marian Swayne) takes a young millionaire (Billy Quirk) for a public chauffeur and enjoys the situation and keeps up the pleasant misunderstanding. She has his phone number to call him up whenever she needs a motor car. The amusing consequences of this, as they are shown by both producer and players, are at once laughable and, except the last few scenes, convincingly probable. It is very well photographed. The latter scenes in which Billy, having been under the drip-pan of the motor and having a very smutched face, gets soot over the girl's face, were built to get a laugh from the gallery. It is not bad, but it isn't really funny and comes in a very amusing picture. - The Moving Picture World, May 25, 1912


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