Up in a Balloon (1913)

The Simpsons go for a picnic in the woods. After luncheon, while mother and father enjoy a nap, Betty, their beautiful daughter, strolls away, picking flowers. When near a hillside, Betty ... See full summary »

Director:

James Young

Writer:

James Young (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Clara Kimball Young ... Betty Simpson
James Young ... Billy Gilwater
Etienne Girardot ... The Minister
James Morrison
Kate Price
L. Rogers Lytton L. Rogers Lytton
Charles Eldridge
Adele DeGarde
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The Simpsons go for a picnic in the woods. After luncheon, while mother and father enjoy a nap, Betty, their beautiful daughter, strolls away, picking flowers. When near a hillside, Betty sees a snake and screams. She starts to run away, but bumps into Billy Gilwater. He kills the snake and Betty calls him a hero. Cupid sends his love-darts into the hearts of his two happy victims. Their happiness is given a severe shock when Mamma and Papa Simpson appear, Betty is taken home immediately and given a severe scolding, which she poutingly resents. Poor Billy, back on his farm, loses all interest in his work. He sits dreaming of Betty. He finally writes to her and begs her to slip away from her parents when at the county fair the next day. Betty is joyously reading the letter when Mamma comes and demands it, but Betty evades her. On the following day the whole Simpson family attend the annual fair and while entering a freak show, Betty slips away and joins Billy. They arrive at a scene of... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1913 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Elephants at Work (1913). See more »

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