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The Wrong Pair (1913)

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Peter Hobson. An irascible old gentleman, throws fits when he is told over the phone that his daughter is about to elope. He starts for home at top speed, thinking perhaps to be in time to ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Patricia Palmer ...
Marguerite, The Runaway Bride (as Margaret Gibson)
Robert Thornby ...
Robert, The Runaway Bridegroom
Charles Bennett ...
Peter Hobson, Marguerite's Father
Major J.A. McGuire ...
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M.T. Ward
George Stanley
Mary Charleson
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Peter Hobson. An irascible old gentleman, throws fits when he is told over the phone that his daughter is about to elope. He starts for home at top speed, thinking perhaps to be in time to stop the couple. On the way he is almost winged by an automobile, and on looking around sees it to be that of his would-be son-in-law, with his daughter actually in the car with him. Hobson quickly secures the aid of a policeman, who starts off in a racing car to chase and arrest the couple. Then, in his excitement, the old man posts up a notice offering a reward of one thousand dollars for the capture of the pair in time to prevent the marriage. Every young man in the neighborhood scours the country, seeking the elopers. The policeman, in the racing car, catches up with and arrests a pair of speeders in an automobile, bringing them back with him to Hobson's residence. He will not listen to any explanation, but just forces them to come along. Simultaneously with the policeman's arrival at the house,... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 May 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary The Grand Canyon (1913). See more »

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