Foiling a Fortune Hunter (1912)

Charles Highby discovers that his daughter is about to elope with a strange young man, who has been meeting her in secret. Highby has planned for her to wed Jack Spencer, the junior partner... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Alec B. Francis ... Charles Higby
Barbara Tennant ... Marian Higby
Miss Davis Miss Davis ... Marian's Maid (as Mrs. Davis)
Lamar Johnstone ... Jack Spencer
George Larkin ... Bartender
Charles J. Hunt Charles J. Hunt ... Chauffeur (as Charles J. Hundt)
Will E. Sheerer ... Count Frizzelli
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Charles Highby discovers that his daughter is about to elope with a strange young man, who has been meeting her in secret. Highby has planned for her to wed Jack Spencer, the junior partner in his business, but instead of becoming immediately angry, he takes things in his usual calm way and sets about an investigation of the new lover, Count Frizelli. Finding him to be a criminal and a fortune hunter, Highby decides that the best way to cure his daughter of the infatuation would be to show her his desperate manner, and give her a glimpse of his true character at the same time. Taking Jack Spencer into his confidence, he arranges for him to take the chauffeur's place during the elopement. Spencer contrives to make DeForrest angry and he shows his true nature throughout most of the ride. The girl is to be brought to the altar by threatening her with a pistol. At the church Highby confronts them, the frightened girl falls into his arms seeking to be taken home. Frizelli tries to shoot ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1912 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Eclair American See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released in the US as a split reel along with the comedy What Father Did (1912). See more »

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