The Band Leader (1914)

No sooner has Lillian seen Wally, the great band leader, than she falls head over heels in love with him. He notices her in the audience and is also smitten with the love germ. The two meet... See full summary »

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Edmond F. Stratton
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Wally Van ... Wally - the Band Leader
Lillian Herbert Lillian Herbert ... Lillian - the Band Leader's Sweetheart
Hughie Mack ... Hughie - a Rich Baker
William Shea ... Lillian's Father
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No sooner has Lillian seen Wally, the great band leader, than she falls head over heels in love with him. He notices her in the audience and is also smitten with the love germ. The two meet later and confess their love. Her father, however, has other plans for his daughter's future. He wishes her to marry the owner of a large pie factory. Lillian is so disgusted when father's choice presents her with what he considers the highest token of regard, an immense pie, she throws it out the window and it alights upon the upturned face of papa. The result is, the band leader is blamed and boycotted. Then the band leader and Lillian decide to elope. During an attack on the band by some of the pie factory employees. Wally and the girl escape, are seen and pursued by the piemen. While the terrific chase is on, Wally and the girl enter a barn and discover a large bomb. He takes it with him, and the two reach the Justice of the Peace ahead of their pursuers. The ceremony starts at once, and Wally,... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1914 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A howling comedy
17 February 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A rattling comedy in which Wally Van plays the part of the band leader, who is the rival for the affections of a pretty country girl (Lillian Herbert), with the owner of the pie factory, Hughie Mack. There is a laughable chase between the members of the band and employees of the pie factory. Wally wins the girl in a desperate sort of fashion, which brings out the fire brigade and police force, to say nothing of the ambulance. This is a howling comedy. - The Moving Picture World, September 26, 1914


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