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The Cheapest Way (1913)

In order to save some money, a cheapskate father tries to trick his daughter and her boyfriend into eloping.


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Cast overview:
... Dan Cary aka Foxy Dan - Betty's Father
... Betty Cary
... Betty's Bashful Beau (as W.A. Williams)
Miss Kilmer ... Betty's Mother


Dan Cary, a crafty old farmer, known as "Foxy Dan," decides that his beautiful daughter is too much of an expense on his hands and determines to marry her off. She likes a young rube in the village, and Cary sees to it that the bashful lover is provided with the quiet corner so necessary to the all-important declaration of love. With a wise wink he gives his consent to the engagement. But the engagement of beautiful Betty is by no means a wedding. So he tries the plan of roughening the course of true love. The rube falls for the scheme and asks Betty to elope with him immediately. But he never suspects that the convenient cabman, and the handy license and ring are all Dan Gary's idea of The Cheapest Way. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short





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1 March 1913 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Full of freshness and very laughable
8 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

A farce-comedy full of freshness and very laughable, in which Paul Panzer plays an Irish father who, for economy's sake, fools his daughter and her beau into an elopement. The situation would have been amusing without Paul Panzer, but with him it is joyous. The others hold up their ends well, but he adds of his own comedy ability to the picture's effect and is delightful. Betty Gray is the girl; W.J. Williams, the beau, and Miss Kilmer is the mother. The photography is good. - The Moving Picture World, March 15, 1913

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