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Joyous Surprise (1908)
"L'heureuse surprise" (original title)

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A very demure and beautiful young girl is seen seated in the drawing-room of a palace with her parents, who are trying to prevail upon her to marry a young nobleman, the son of a very ... See full summary »

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A very demure and beautiful young girl is seen seated in the drawing-room of a palace with her parents, who are trying to prevail upon her to marry a young nobleman, the son of a very wealthy count, and thereby inherit the large fortune which goes with the union. The maiden has never seen the young man in question, and feeling that she will never marry unless for love, spurns her father's entreaties, whose only motive in making the match is a mercenary one. The father is so infuriated that be bitterly denounces his daughter. She hurriedly leaves the room, accompanied by a girl friend, and strolls to a lonely spot on the road to give vent to her feelings. While there she is accosted by a noble looking young fellow, who happens by on horseback, accompanied by a friend. The gay young man is not a bit backward about letting the demure maiden know that he is deeply in love with her, and she in return shows him that his attentions are not distasteful to her. He hurries away, after promising... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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13 June 1908 (USA)  »

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