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A Rural Elopement (1909) HD online
Language: English
Category: Movie / Comedy / Short / Romance
Original Title: A Rural Elopement
Director: D.W. Griffith
Writers: D.W. Griffith
Released: 1909
Duration: 9min
Video type: Movie
"Be sure you are right, then go ahead," is a pretty good rule to follow, and had the heroine of this subject cognized this fact she would have prevented a lot of anxiety, worry and trouble. Hank Hopkins and Cynthia Stebbins were ardent lovers, matrimonially inclined, and while Hank was a proper sort of a chap, old Dad Stebbins looked with disfavor upon his suit for the hand of Cynth. Their clandestine meetings were nearly always interrupted by ubiquitous Dad, until, in desperation, they resolve to elope. The momentous evening arrives and Hank signals to fair Cynthia, who is waiting In her room, dressed and ready to fly with her hero Hank. Although of a romantic turn, they have not selected Spring as the season to enact the episode, the weather being decidedly hibernal, and so Hank arrives clothed in a heavy hat and long ulster. Hungry Henry, the hobo, butts in on the scene at this moment, and from a distance casts covetous glances at the aforesaid ulster, and when Hank goes to procure...
Credited cast:
Linda Arvidson Linda Arvidson - Cynthia Stebbins
George Gebhardt George Gebhardt - Hank Hopkins
Harry Solter Harry Solter - Hungry Henry
David Miles David Miles - Dad Stebbins
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John R. Cumpson John R. Cumpson - In Crowd
Guy Hedlund Guy Hedlund
Marion Leonard Marion Leonard - In Crowd
Owen Moore Owen Moore - In Crowd
Mack Sennett Mack Sennett - In Crowd

Released as a split reel along with The Sacrifice (1909).

Reviews: [1]

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    I didn't believe the characters in this short film which is why I didn't connect with it. Griffith shows no diversity in his players and doesn't seem to embrace diversity. I think hand in hand with nurturing a cinematic language he should have developed his characters more.