McBride's Bride (1914)

Mrs. Highbrow is a candidate for the office of police magistrate in Birdville, a town where equal suffrage prevails. McBride, a young dentist, incurs the enmity of the woman when he ... See full summary »

Director:

Marshall Neilan

Writer:

Marshall Neilan (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
John E. Brennan ... Billy News - Reporter
Ruth Roland ... Helen Highbrow
Marshall Neilan ... Jack McBride
Laura Oakley ... Mrs. Highbrow
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Mrs. Highbrow is a candidate for the office of police magistrate in Birdville, a town where equal suffrage prevails. McBride, a young dentist, incurs the enmity of the woman when he declines to come to the aid of her cause. The dentist later meets Helen, Mrs. Highbrow's daughter, and promptly falls in love with her. But the mother frowns upon his suit and orders him off her premises. Undaunted, the lovers secure a marriage license and plan to elope that night. At ten o'clock, McBride ascends a ladder to the window of his beloved. Impish Fate causes Mrs. Highbrow to gaze out of her window and she discovers the imitation Romeo. Mistaking him for a burglar, she shouts for help. McBride falls off the ladder in fright, landing in the arms of a policeman. The lover is arrested and yanked off to the lock-up. Mrs. Highbrow, as magistrate, tries McBride the following morning. The proceedings are disturbed when Helen rushes into the court room and throws her arms about her lover. Mrs. Highbrow ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1914 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Kalem Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A reasonably consistent comedy plot
11 August 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

The opposition of a suffragette mother to the marriage of her daughter and the activities of the prospective bridegroom and his reporter friend which bring about a marriage ceremony (performed in the cell of a police station), embrace the incidents of a reasonably consistent comedy plot. Some unnamed Kalem actor contributes a good "bit" with his characterization of a tramp. - The Moving Picture World, May 23, 1914


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