An Elopement in Rome (1914)

Cleo loves Darius, a penniless poet, but her father, the noble Sportus, sets his face against the match. Markus, the father of Thinus, and Pompus. The parent of Fatus, each desires his son ... See full summary »

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Marshall Neilan
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Cast

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Marshall Neilan ... Darius - a Poor Roman Poet
Ruth Roland ... Cleo - Darius' Sweetheart
Victor Rodman Victor Rodman ... Sportus - Cleo's Father (as Victor Rottman)
Harris L. Forbes Harris L. Forbes ... Thinnus - one of Cleo's Suitors (as H.L. Forbes)
John E. Brennan ... Fattus - Thinnus' Rival
Freddie Fralick Freddie Fralick ... Markus - Thinnus' Father
M. de la Parelle ... Pompus - Fattus' Father (as F. de la Parelle)
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Cleo loves Darius, a penniless poet, but her father, the noble Sportus, sets his face against the match. Markus, the father of Thinus, and Pompus. The parent of Fatus, each desires his son to marry Cleo. The fathers each bring a bag of gold to Sportus, declaring that it is to be the marriage portion of their sons. Sportus thereupon orders Cleo to choose between Thinus and Fatus. Cleo begs Darius for advice. An inspiration causes the poet to suggest that the rival suitors don boxing gloves and fight it out. Their sporting blood aroused, Markus and Pompus agree. Each wagers the gold that was to have been his son's marriage portion. Sportus is stakeholder. While the battle waxes furious, Darius and Cleo steal away and are married. Fatus and Thinus using fists, teeth and feet, fight until exhausted. With a final desperate effort each hits the other a blow. Both are knocked out. At this moment, the lovers return and announce their marriage. In consternation, Markus and Pompus demand the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1914 (USA) See more »

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Kalem Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Labor Demonstration in Hyde Park, London (1914). See more »

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Some amusement
27 October 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A burlesque on the old-style Roman play put on by John E. Brennan and his fellow players. The scene is in a sort of Roman garden on some big estate. Fattus and Thinus fight with gloves and then do some rough-house wrestling. Some amusement in this. - The Moving Picture World, July 11, 1914


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