MATRIMONY’S SPEED LIMIT

A film by Alice Guy Blaché

Cast : Fraunie Fraunholz, Marian Swayne

1913 / comedy / 12’ / Noir & blanc / status : completed / General Audience / short film / All Rights / International catalogue

Ruined by an unfortunate financial operation; a young man tells his fiancée that he cannot marry her. She offers him all her savings to recoup, but he refuses. She comes up with a subtle ploy: she sends him a fake telegram from an attorney, announcing he will inherit a large sum on the one condition he gets married that very day before noon. A high-speed chase begins…

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