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A Calamitous Elopement (1908)

A young couple are enjoying a romantic interlude in the young woman's home, when her father discovers them and angrily chases the young man out of the house. They thus decide to elope, and ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith

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Cast

Credited cast:
Harry Solter Harry Solter ... Frank
Linda Arvidson ... Jennie
Charles Inslee ... Jennie's Father
George Gebhardt George Gebhardt ... Bill - a Thief
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John R. Cumpson
D.W. Griffith ... Policeman
Robert Harron ... Bellboy
Anthony O'Sullivan Anthony O'Sullivan
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A young couple are enjoying a romantic interlude in the young woman's home, when her father discovers them and angrily chases the young man out of the house. They thus decide to elope, and they make plans accordingly. But as they are leaving, a thief discovers their plans, and he decides to turn the situation to his own advantage. Written by Snow Leopard

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1908 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Une déclaration difficile See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Although Billy Bitzer identified the actress playing Jennie as Florence Lawrence, reliable modern sources have confirmed she's Linda Arvidson. See more »

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Linda Arvidson Travels Light
6 November 2007 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Linda Arvidson (as Jennie) and Harry Solter (as Frank) are enjoying a romantic tryst, when in walks her father Charles Inslee; furious, he chases Mr. Solter out of the house. Undaunted, he goes to her balcony and begs her to elope. Ms. Arvidson is agreeable, and goes to pack. Then, burglar George Gebhardt arrives to rob the place. Though he doesn't get much in the way of booty, thieving Gebhardt manages to use Arvidson's trunk to escape from the police…

A Contrived Comedy. Note, during the balcony scene, Solter goes off-camera, so burglar Gebhardt can enter the house undetected. And, Arvidson travels very light, since there appears to be nothing in her heavy trunk; perhaps she just wanted to buff up beau Solter? Director D.W. Griffith, Robert Harron, and Florence Lawrence are illustrious extras.

** A Calamitous Elopement (8/7/08) D.W. Griffith ~ George Gebhardt, Linda Arvidson, Harry Solter


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