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The Taming of Sunnybrook Nell (1914)

Short | Short, Drama

Clon, an aged mountaineer, has a daughter, Sunnybrook Nell, so called because of her devotion for her native Sunnybrook mountain. Her lover, a sober youth of the hills, loves her deeply and devotedly, and the story opens with his giving ...See moreClon, an aged mountaineer, has a daughter, Sunnybrook Nell, so called because of her devotion for her native Sunnybrook mountain. Her lover, a sober youth of the hills, loves her deeply and devotedly, and the story opens with his giving her an engagement ring. Near the home of old Clon, a summer resort is visited by a Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Durkin, and Durkin, meeting Nell, becomes madly infatuated with her. Her wild mountain ways and woodland mannerisms cause him to completely forget his wife, and he fairly overwhelms the ignorant girl with his glib tongue and city ways. Steve, her mountain lover, notices a change in her reception of his frequent calls, and one day learns the cause. His primitive passions are aroused and at first he is inclined to crush the city man as he would a wood rat, but on second thought he decides upon a more manly way, and at the same time hopes to teach the impetuous Durkin a lesson he will remember. Learning of Sunnybrook's intended flight with Durkin, Steve goes to the hotel the night of the elopement and tells her to come with him to where her husband has said he will show her the beautiful moon rise over the mountains. Steve takes her to Nell's cabin and then strikes out upon the trail of the runaways. He quickly overtakes them and by the simple words, "Your wife is waiting at Nell's cabin, where you promised to show her the moonrise," he exposes Durkin to the unsophisticated Nell and saves his rival from an awkward situation. Durkin acts upon the hidden threat and hastens shame-faced to meet his wife, who never learns of his perfidy, while Steve again turns to the defiant manner in a way quite suggestive of the rough code of the mountains, which leaves her in little doubt as to who is her predestined lord and master. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Updated Sep 25, 1914

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Sep 25, 1914 (United States)

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William Garwood
Steve, a Woodcutter Steve, a Woodcutter   See fewer
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Harry von Meter
Old Clon, a Mountaineer Old Clon, a Mountaineer   See fewer
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Vivian Rich
Sunnybrook Nell, Clon's Daughter Sunnybrook Nell, Clon's Daughter   See fewer
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Jack Richardson
Clifford Durkin Clifford Durkin   See fewer
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Louise Lester
Mrs. Durkin Mrs. Durkin   See fewer
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