电影名称 Why Father Learned to Ride
- 类型 短片 / 喜剧
- 国家 英国
- 上映时间 February 1909 (UK)
The trials and tribulations of lovers who fail to obtain the parental consent to their match have furnished meat for many a comedy, but in this film there are many new ideas demonstrated. The girl appears coming through the home gate with her father. The lover appears and an elopement is secretly arranged before the old man knows what is going on behind his back. The next scene shows the lover arriving on a bicycle and gives a view of the girl appearing at an upper window of her home, as Juliet. The lover procures a ladder and the girl comes down, but at this juncture the father appears. The lovers depart leaving behind the bicycle, and the father determines to utilize the machine in tracking them. He starts off after the fleeing pair, after making a descent from the upper window of his home in a most laughable fashion. During the chase many mishaps befall the old man. He stops at one place to have a drink of water and a mischievous boy ties the wheels of the bicycle to a fence, so that when the old man starts off again he is "spilled." The lovers are then shown entering a pasture where many cows are grazing. The father appears on the wheel, but the intended son-in-law is too quick for him and shuts the pasture gate just in time to afford the old man another upset. Finally the father gets into the pasture but several unruly cows give him a splendid chase. The lovers are next seen crossing a narrow foot bridge over a stream. The father on wheels endeavors to follow them but falls into the water. The lover rescues him and the pair are forgiven.
Old man rides a cycle in pursuit of elopers.