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A Gasoline Wedding (1918)

A rich man's daughter has more suitors than she's interested in, and he's going to marry her off -- even if she's doesn't know about it.

Director:

Alfred J. Goulding (as Alf Goulding)

Writer:

H.M. Walker
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Harold
'Snub' Pollard ... Snub (as Harry Pollard)
Bebe Daniels ... The Girl
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Storyline

A wealthy man is hosting a garden party for all his pretty daughter's suitors, he who is hoping to choose the man that will be her betrothed. The leading candidate is Angus McCheapskate, who the girl believes is a neanderthal with a bankroll. Harold, a poor young man, is able to crash the party, he and the girl who end up falling for each other. As such, he is who she wants to marry against her father's wishes. The girl takes steps to ensure she and Harold get married, which also entails eluding her father's choice of Angus as her husband. She is able to use something that her father has arranged to work in her and Harold's favor, although their trip to the altar may be in jeopardy by his broken down jalopy. Written by Huggo

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

3 March 1918 (USA) See more »

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Rolin Films See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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At the time of this film, many states and localities had their own film censorship boards. In Chicago, for example, they cut close-ups of a coin. See more »

Goofs

The opening title card misspells "suitor" as "suiter". See more »

Quotes

The Girl: My father's trying to marry me off to a neanderthal with a bankroll. Let's vamoose!
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A Boy and His Car
23 May 2013 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Rich papa is trying to marry off daughter Bebe and who should show up among the usual wealth seekers but Harold Lloyd in morning clothes?

As with many of the early "glasses" shorts, the jokes are hard-knock slapstick; Harold bests his competition by whacking them on the head with a croquet mallet. Nonetheless, this one is a bit more interesting than most because we see signs of the coming gags -- Harold's old car is a source of pride for him, leading to a longstanding tradition at the Roach studios of some great auto gags.

Lloyd's style would not really take off for another couple of years, until he was working in two-reelers and venturing into three-reelers. One-reel comedies like this did not permit enough character exposition to foster Lloyd's eccentric but believable style of comedy. Still, on its own terms, it is a successful farce.


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