Why Smith Left Home (1919)

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Smith (Bryant Washburn) is a confirmed bachelor, but he defects to marry Marian (the always delightful Lois Wilson). Unfortunately, it takes several days for him to even get a chance to kiss his new bride. Everything fate can drum up interferes -- a train wreck, a hotel fire, an annoyingly amorous maid, and even an earthquake all come between husband and wife. Finally Smith has to disguise himself as a bandit and steal Marian away so that they can be alone together. This film was adapted from an old farce by George Broadhurst. Coincidentally, another farce with a similar plot was released about the same time as this one -- Please Get Married, starring Viola Dana.