Outwitting Papa (1911)

Comedy, Short

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Ethel Walker and Tom Phelps are engaged to marry, but father objects. Later, when the old gentleman finds his daughter writing a note to Tom, promising him to elope, he calls in blacksmiths... See full summary »

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12 May 2016 | deickemeyer
The situation itself isn't very amusing
There is much fun in this farce-comedy and the audience had several good laughs; but the situation itself isn't very amusing; it is too forced. It is intended, of course, to be extravagant, and depends for its fun on the humanity that the players contrive to put in their acting. Ethel's papa objected to Tom, but told him that, if he could elope with Ethel before two weeks were up, he could have her and welcome. He then put prison bars on Ethel's window. Tom gets the help of a dentist and gives papa laughing gas enough to keep him quiet until after he and Ethel have had the knot tied by the dominie. The audience enjoyed it, but it is not likely to be long remembered. - The Moving Picture World, November 4, 1911

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