Back to the Old Farm (1912) Drama, Short · 3 September 1912
Frank Clayton, a young city chap, plans a vacation on Uncle Barnes' farm. Going to his friend, George Randall, Clayton shows him Barnes' letter asking that George be brought along, as he has always been like a son to him and that someone will be glad to see him. George agrees to go and that night has a dream of the old days on the Barnes farm, where he worked as a young fellow and loved Barnes' pretty daughter, Mollie. Toiling on the old-fashioned place becomes irksome to him and he determines to seek his fortune in the city. Packing up his few things, he leaves a note for Barnes, then steals away in the moonlight and comes upon Mollie in the garden. Telling her of his discontent and his plans for the future he kisses her tenderly, receives her blessing and leaves. With a start George awakes to find Clayton urging him to hurry and make the train. But what a change greets their eyes on arriving at the old place. Time and money have worked wonders, sure enough, and the Barnes' farm is now equipped with the latest and most modern machinery and conveniences. With pretty Mollie by his side George rides over the vast acres in wonderment, and the two plan a moonlight elopement that night. Proudly old Barnes shows them a new auto wagon he has just purchased and tells George it is good for anything. Next morning the young couple are missed and Barnes finds a note from George, declaring the auto wagon has been just the right medium for their elopement and that the farm and Mollie are good enough for him, for they are coming back soon. So with a smile the old man prepares to kill the fatted calf. - Written by Moving Picture World synopsis
Cast: William Bailey, E.H. Calvert, Frank Dayton
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