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The Count's Wooing (1909)

The daughter of a millionaire is in love with a plain ordinary American, but unfortunately not rich. One evening the young man asks the stern father for the hand of his daughter in marriage... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Méliès
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The daughter of a millionaire is in love with a plain ordinary American, but unfortunately not rich. One evening the young man asks the stern father for the hand of his daughter in marriage, but the old man refuses to grant his consent, because he has arranged a match with a French nobleman, the Count O. de St. Estephe, who is going to call the following day. When the girl is left alone, she indulges in shedding a few tears over the refusal of her father to grant his consent to the American. She is informed by a letter that a number of friends will come the same night to rehearse a play. She explains her trouble to her friends, and they decide that they will don costumes and play the parts of lunatics and thus scare the count out of his wits and drive him off. Well, what a circus they all had when the count made his appearance. One, dressed up as an American Indian, seizes the count by the hair and goes through motions as if to scalp him. Another appears dressed as a cowboy, who ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 November 1909 (USA) See more »

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Georges Méliès,Star-Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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