When a capricious Gubrandsdale bride refuses to come out to be married, the rollicking "Peer Gynt" pretends to lend a hand, but once he has coaxed the girl out of the cabin he claps the bridegroom in, and locking the door on the howling swain, spirits the not unwilling girl away to a cave in the mountains. Banished for the "bride theft," Peer begins a worldwide wandering, and his susceptibility to beautiful women plunges him into thrilling experiences. But one after another they reveal selfish ends and work to his undoing. He loses his sailing ship and narrowly escapes irons when his beautiful Annabel Lee turns out to be an agent of the secret service on his trail for slaving. By mere luck he emerges unscathed from the duel he is dragged into by an aristocratic little flirt of old Virginia. An Indian girl in the north woods inveigles him out of his precious pelt of silver fox and then deserts him, and his escape from lurking redskins is by such a hair that a rifle bullet knocks the ...
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Version of Stage 2: Peer Gynt