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The Miser (1909)

L'avare (original title)
A young man is in love with a pretty peasant girl, and as the couple are chatting, the maiden's father appears on the scene, and after ordering the girl to retire, tells the youth that he ... See full summary »

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A young man is in love with a pretty peasant girl, and as the couple are chatting, the maiden's father appears on the scene, and after ordering the girl to retire, tells the youth that he will not tolerate the latter's attentions to his daughter, and orders the young man away from the place. Returning home in a most distracted mood, the youth tells his parents of the sad termination of his love affairs, and complains of being too poor to have any right to pursue his purpose. His father, who is an old miser, becomes suspicious of his son and fears that the latter, in a fit of desperation, will rob him of his gold, which he has stored in the house. Awaiting an opportunity, the old miser takes his bag of gold and going to an obscure spot, buries it, but his good wife, suspecting as much, follows him, and when the old fellow leaves the spot, thinking that his gold is hidden, the woman goes and digs it up. Returning home, the old lady turns the money over to her son, who, overjoyed, rushes... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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22 February 1909 (USA)  »

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Released in the US as a split reel along with Grand Canal, Venice (1909). See more »

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