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The Matrimaniac (1916)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 16 December 1916 (USA)
A young couple attempts to elope, with the bride's irate father in hot pursuit. The train stops briefly and the young man dashes off to find a minister, but before he can get himself and ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Powell

Writers:

Octavus Roy Cohen (story), John Emerson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Douglas Fairbanks ... Jimmie Conroy
Constance Talmadge ... Marna Lewis
Wilbur Higby Wilbur Higby ... Mr. Lewis - Marna's Father
Fred Warren ... Rev. Tobias Tubbs
Clyde E. Hopkins Clyde E. Hopkins ... G. Walter Henderson (as Clyde Hopkins)
Winifred Westover ... Hotel Maid
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A young couple attempts to elope, with the bride's irate father in hot pursuit. The train stops briefly and the young man dashes off to find a minister, but before he can get himself and the minister onto the train, it leaves, carrying his bride-to- be away. Now the young man, minister in tow, pursues his bride while her father and a horde of lawmen pursue them both. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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Not Rated
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A 2-reel version, using the same footage, but with a different story, was released as 'The Missing Millionaire' in 1917. See more »

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Featured in Historia del cine: Epoca muda (1983) See more »

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The Matrimaniac review
29 June 2020 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

Douglas Fairbanks brings youthful athleticism and infectious good humour to a manic comedy that is something of a forerunner of the screwball comedies that were so popular in the 1930s. He's trying to elope with 18-year-old Constance Talmadge, but fate, a disapproving father and a jealous love rival keep throwing seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his direction, all of which he deftly sidesteps with wit and ingenuity. The 46 minute runtime flies by thanks to the breakneck pace, but while Fairbanks makes an engaging hero, one can't help wondering what magic Keaton or Lloyd would have conjured out of such a scenario.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

16 December 1916 (USA) See more »

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The Missing Millionaire See more »

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Fine Arts Film Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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