The Two Merchants (1913)

Ebenezer Burke and Jeremiah Briggs are in the same line of business in the small city of Bedford. Julia Burke has become fascinated with a traveling salesman and she receives court from him... See full summary »

Director:

Charles M. Seay

Writer:

Charles M. Seay (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
William West ... Ebeneezer Burke - The1st Merchant
May Abbey ... Ebeneezer Burke's Wife
Mabel Trunnelle ... Julia Burke - Their Daughter
Yale Boss ... Eddie Burke - Their Son
Julian Reed Julian Reed ... The Clerk
Arthur Housman ... Jeremiah Briggs - The 2nd Merchant
Ida Williams Ida Williams ... Jeremiah Briggs' Wife (as Mrs. C.J. Williams)
Shirley Mason ... Alice Briggs - Their Daughter (as Leonie Flugrath)
Harry Beaumont ... The Clerk
Edward Boulden ... Harold Strong - The Salesman from the City
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Ebenezer Burke and Jeremiah Briggs are in the same line of business in the small city of Bedford. Julia Burke has become fascinated with a traveling salesman and she receives court from him against her father's wishes. They plan an elopement, but their plan is frustrated by Briggs, who asserts that it is his business to protect her, even if he is her father's rival. While out driving with his family, Briggs sees the salesman waiting in a secluded spot with a buggy. Becoming suspicions at once, he stops and watches him. He soon sees Julia coming with a suitcase and his suspicions are confirmed. Jumping out of his carriage, he rushes over to the buggy and seizes the girl. The salesman attempts to interfere but Briggs thrusts him aside and Julia is taken back home in the Briggs equipage, dissolved in tears. Burke is wild with rage at this interference on the part of his rival and he decides that the meddlesome old codger has gone too far entirely. Early next morning Burke is at his store... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1913 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Edison Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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No one in it is especially worthy of mention
9 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A rural farce by Charles M. Seay that kept the attention interested, but made not a great deal of laughter. It is played by a large cast, but no one in it is especially worthy of mention; it gave no one a chance to be truly funny. The photography is fair. As an offering, it goes well with the majority of pictures today. - The Moving Picture World, May 31, 1913


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