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The County Fair (1912)

Jim Burke, a side showman, is attracted by the pretty face of Mary, a country girl who has come to visit the fair. He sends her a note proposing a meeting. The inexperienced country girl, ... See full summary »

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... Mary Terry - the Farmer's Daughter
Earle Foxe ... John - Mary's Sweetheart
... Jim Burke - as Side Showman
Hazel Neason ... Lazelle - Jim's Sweetheart
William R. McKay ... Amasa Terry - a Farmer
Miriam Lawrence ... Sally Terry - Amasa's Wife
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Jim Burke, a side showman, is attracted by the pretty face of Mary, a country girl who has come to visit the fair. He sends her a note proposing a meeting. The inexperienced country girl, flattered by the attention of the showman, joins him and they arrange to elope. Lazelle, the sweetheart of Burke, overhears the conversation and tells John, Mary's suitor, of the proposed elopement. John goes to warn Mary's parents but finds they have gone to the fair. Running down the road, John meets Mary's father and mother on the way back from the fair. He tells them of Mary's proposed elopement and states that a strange buggy has just driven down the road toward the depot. A wild ride toward the railroad station takes place and Mary's parents arrive just as the young girl is about to board the train. The error she is about to make is impressed upon Mary and she agrees to return home. Just as the train is pulling out, Burke arrives and seeing his plans have been frustrated, he boards the last car... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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21 October 1912 (USA)  »

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The Country Girl  »

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The chief background is a real county fair
4 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

The country behind this picture of rural life is simply lovely. It is such country as one may find in Eastern Pennsylvania or Southeastern New York. The chief background is a real county fair and the situation rises when the pretty country girl (Alice Joyce) meets the dashing three-shell game man (James B. Ross). Hazel Neason plays the shell man's former sweetheart and Earle Foxe plays Alice's former sweetheart. These two help each other in preventing an elopement. The action gives a chance for many very pleasing scenes of farm life. The story, while it might have been made more effective, is good commercially and will please widely. - The Moving Picture World, November 9, 1912


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