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The hero and the villain are rivals for the hand of the girl, both being opposed by her father. She turns the villain down, but not so with our hero. He takes matters into his own hands, ... See full summary
The hero and the villain are rivals for the hand of the girl, both being opposed by her father. She turns the villain down, but not so with our hero. He takes matters into his own hands, and. laying out both his hated rivals and the troublesome father with a croquet mallet, tries to persuade the girl to elope with him. She demurs, but he overcomes her objections by means of the mallet, and, knocking her over the head, seizes her in his arms and drags her away. He has trouble in getting through a fence, and the girl becomes tightly lodged in it. A swift kick solves the problem for our hero, but further misfortune looms up when he sees the girl land at the bottom of a deep crevice. At his wits' end, he hurries back and secures a rope. Unable to rescue the girl himself, he revives her father and the villain, and presses them into service to assist him in rescuing his fair one. Unable to affix the rope to the girl satisfactorily, he gets back out of the crevice and the girl's father and ...

Released as a split reel along with the documentary Heringsdorf (1914).

Quite likely the same film as Jane's Lovers (1914).

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    • Author: Melipra
    Ernest Shields and company appear in another "rube" stunt. Instead of slapsticks he uses a croquet mallet for laying out the protesting relatives of the girl and afterward brings them to with a hose. This is just as funny as low comedy can be made, and will bring roars of laughter from lovers of that class of films. - The Moving Picture World, September 26, 1914
  • Cast overview:
    Jane Bernoudy Jane Bernoudy - Jane
    Ernest Shields Ernest Shields - Jane's Sweetheart
    Phil Dunham Phil Dunham - 1st Rival
    Eddie Boland Eddie Boland - 2nd Rival
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