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The One Hundred Dollar Elopement (1913)

Geraldine Gwvnne is taken to a school for young ladies by her father. She is a headstrong, willful girl who lost her mother when she was quite young. She forms a strange attachment for a ... See full summary »

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(as Mrs. E.F. Fenellosa)
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Mrs. William Bechtel ...
Mrs. Nelson - the Young Man's Mother
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Geraldine Gwynne
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Nelson - the Young Lothario
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Mr. Gwynne - Geraldine's Father
Ida Williams ...
Miss Preston - the School Headmistress (as Mrs. C. Jay Williams)
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Geraldine Gwvnne is taken to a school for young ladies by her father. She is a headstrong, willful girl who lost her mother when she was quite young. She forms a strange attachment for a young village loafer and is about to elope with him, but the principal of the school. Miss Preston, discovers it in time to telegraph her father. On learning the character of the fellow with whom his daughter is planning to elope, he goes straight to his house and offers him one hundred dollars to forget the girl. This the ardent lover promptly accepts and signs an agreement to that effect. Then the father repairs to the rendezvous and awaits the coming of his daughter. Slipping down a ladder from her window, she steals cautiously across the lawn and, running around the corner of the barn, she comes face to face with her own father. It is a terrible shock and the girl is led away, sobbing with anger, grief and disappointment. But when her father shows her the agreement which her ardent lover signed ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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5 May 1913 (USA)  »

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It teaches a lesson without being a sermon
3 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

The price, $100, was what the girl's dad had to pay the young man in the case to withdraw. You see, he was not just the kind of man that was wanted. The offering is clearly told, pleasing and commendable for common sense that will do no harm and may do a lot of good. The best thing about it is that it teaches a lesson without being a sermon. The best character in the picture is Mrs. Bechtel's drawing of Nelson's mother. Gertrude McCoy plays the girl and Edward Boulden the youth Nelson. The principal of the school from which the girl tries to elope is played by Mrs. C.J. Williams. Bigelow Cooper plays the girl's father. Mrs. E.F. Fenello, the authoress, deserves commendation. The photography is clear. - The Moving Picture World, May 17, 1913


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