Needs 5 Ratings

The Man Who Wouldn't Marry (1913)

Buckley, a wealthy bachelor, tells why he never married. In the story, he is selfish. At thirty, he is accepted by the daughter of a millionaire: but her father forbids the marriage. At ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(scenario)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
James Buckley
...
Buckley's Friend
...
The Millionaire
...
Buckley's 1st Sweetheart - the Millionaire's Daughter
...
The Banker
...
Buckley's 2nd Sweetheart's Admirer
...
Buckley's 2nd Sweetheart
Edit

Storyline

Buckley, a wealthy bachelor, tells why he never married. In the story, he is selfish. At thirty, he is accepted by the daughter of a millionaire: but her father forbids the marriage. At forty-three, he meets, on the golf links, the right girl who is very friendly and even encourages him. He puts off asking her for one year, first for one year while he is saving money, and then a little longer, because he found just courting her, so pleasant. The jolt comes one evening when he finds that an old admirer of hers has come home from Australia and has been accepted. This shock leaves him a heart broken and prematurely aged man. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 April 1913 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Edison Company code for exhibitors: Vriendin. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

It doesn't get very much below the surface of things
30 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

The kind of picture that is likely to cause discussion among the people as they walk home. Indeed, some around us took up the advantages and disadvantages of matrimony while the man upstairs was putting the next offering in the machine. Annesley Burrowes wrote the script, which is fresh in a measure, though there is not much "bite" to it; it doesn't get very much below the surface of things. Walter Edwin is the producer. The center of interest is Marc MacDermott. who proposed to a millionaire's daughter (Priscilla Dean) and was disposed of by her sensible father (A. Phillips). Many years later he falls in love with Miriam Nesbitt, but, so it seems, is not able to propose to her and so remains an old bachelor. It is the acting and general character of the production that gives interest to it, not the story; but even it is commendable. Bigelow Cooper, Robert Brower and Richard Tucker have good roles. The photography is good. The picture first shows us the old man who then tells the story. - The Moving Picture World, April 26, 1913


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial