Elopement on Horseback (film #1 on The Origins of Cinema, Volume 1: The Films of Thomas Edison (Video Yesteryear, 1995)). [Category: Early Film & TV]

As our hero rescues his bride out the window and carries her away on horseback, a couple of other guys (comic relief, I suppose) tumble out the window after them, but are too busy tussling with each other to give chase. This is very short and poorly preserved, but I'd be willing to bet it's the first elopement scene ever filmed. An 1898 Edison film.

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

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