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Matrimony’s Speed Limit
(1913) American
B&W : One reel
Directed by Alice Guy-Blaché

Cast: (unknown)

Solax Film Corporation production. / Produced by Alice Guy-Blaché. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Solax release number 292.


Synopsis: A young man refuses to accept financial help from his rich fiancee, preferring to make it in the world himself before they marry. She contrives to make him think that he can inherit a fortune from an aunt if he would get married before noon. He is frantic trying to get anyone to marry him, she is frantic trying to get to him before he does marry anyone. Minutes before noon he gives up in desperation lays down in front of a moving car. The auto contains his fiancee and a priest, and they are married just before noon.

Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive (American Film Institute / George Marshall collection) [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: African-Americans - Animals: Cats - Butlers - Calendars - Chauffeurs - Clocks: Watches (Pocket) - Communication: Telegrams (Telegram messengers), Telephones - Deception - Hats - Inheritances - Offices - Photographs - Proposals - Religion: Priests - Steamrollers - Street scenes - Suicide (Attempted) - Ticker tape machines - Tobacco: Cigars - Transportation: Automobiles - Washer women - Weddings

Listing updated: 20 May 2012.

References: Film credits, film viewing.

Home video: DVD.

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