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The Message (1909)

Effie marries an honest farmer, rejecting a suitor from the city. Years later he returns and tries to persuade her to run away with him.





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Credited cast:
... Harold Woodson
... David Williams
... Farm Boy
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Effie Harris had two apparently ardent suitors, David Williams, an honest, big-hearted farmer, and Harold Woodson, a summer boarder from the city. Effie wisely chose Dave, and we see the happy couple returning from their wedding and starting in on a happy, simple life. Dave and Effie romp about the fields, among the cows and sheep, like a couple of wild children. Dave is comfortably situated and is able to provide his wife a pleasant though modest home. For five years they are happy indeed, a little child coming in the meantime to shed an extra ray of sunshine, but, alas! The tempter appears in the person of Woodson, who returns, and with honeyed, flattering tongue poisons the mind of Effie and makes the grind of simple life decidedly irksome. Repeated entreaties on his part make the poor woman drift into the wrong path so far as to listen to his persuasion. At length she almost decides to go away with him, but later she struggles against the inclination until a note telling her he ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama





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5 July 1909 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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