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The Lovers' Telegraphic Code

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1908
  • Edwin S. Porter

Summary

"Love Laughs at locksmiths." Were it not so, the great business of love might receive a set-back at times. How true this is we show in our production, where two lovers overcome all obstacles to win out. Madge meets with an accident while riding in her carriage. Ralph, passing on his bicycle, offers assistance, which is gratefully accepted. He receives an invitation to call; does so at an early date. Her father objects to Ralph, and orders him not to call again. The girl is equal to the emergency and arranges a code of signals flashed from the clothesline, that has "Wireless" beaten by a mile. Pa's pants displayed means "Danger! Keep away!" A shirt-waist, "Am alone; coast clear," etc. The code is worked overtime, and develops the most unexpected and amusing complications, due to an unforeseen mix-up of signals by the servant girl. "Pa" and "Ma" and a "Weary Willie" whose wardrobe needs replenishing. The girl's little brother proves a staunch ally; comes to the rescue and enables the harassed young couple, finally, to outwit the stern father and to marry. Then "Pa" sees the joke, signals his forgiveness, and Madge and Ralph return for his blessing.

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