An Arcadian Elopement (film #8 on The Origins of Cinema, Volume 2: Films of American Mutoscope and Biograph (Video Yesteryear, 1995)). [Category: Early Film & TV]

A couple elopes and dashes off on a rather silly honeymoon. The husband has a real talent for getting into brawls and several scenes attempt to mine the comic possiblities of this character flaw. The film really takes off, though, when a title card reads "In Lover's Lane, Frightened at a Maniac". The maniac provides the public service of starting the inevitable chase scene. The film ends with a really lame pun that only a retarded farmer could enjoy. On second thought, honey, let's not elope. It is a silly thing to do. A 1907 American Mutoscope/Biograph film.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: ***.

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