Excuse Me (1925)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Norma Shearer and Conrad Nagel star in this farce based on the successful stage play by Rupert Hughes. Lieutenant Harry Mallory (Nagel) wins a promotion for his valor and is ordered to go to the Philippines. His fiancée, Marjorie Newton (Shearer), wants to go with him so they decide to get married. They're unable to find a minister before the train leaves for San Francisco. They see one boarding the train, however, and chase after him. When they can't track him down, Mallory finds himself consigned to the wash room for the night. Various misunderstandings ensue -- Mallory runs into a former sweetheart, Francine (Renée Adorée), and Marjorie believes that he is the father of her little boy. Then there's the drunk, Jimmy Wellington (Bert Roach), who just won't go away, and the convention of ministers at one train stop. The train overturns while trying to avoid a burning bridge and Mallory has to be rescued. Somehow, he and Marjorie are able to get married in time to catch the boat headed for the Philippines.

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elopement, love, lover, marriage, minister, officer, romance, train [locomotive]