Accidental Honeymoon (1918)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |  
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Reflecting the patriotic fervor of the period, star Robert Warwick was billed as "Captain Robert Warwick" (he had only recently received his commission) in the otherwise non-military romantic comedy The Accidental Honeymoon. Apparently jilted by his sweetheart, artist Robert Courtland (Warwick) decides to commit suicide, for that purpose lying down on the railroad tracks (with a pillow to cushion his head!). He is deflected from his course when the car driven by Kitty Grey (Elaine Hammerstein) breaks down near the railroad crossing. While fixing Kitty's car, Courtland listens in rapt attention to her tale of woe: A wealthy heiress, she is running away from an arranged marriage. He agrees to help her escape, only to be mistaken by one and all as Kitty's husband. When Kitty's father shows up, he accuses Courtland of all sorts of indiscretions and bundles his daughter off to a convent. After calming down, however, Mr. Grey decides that Courtland would be an ideal son-in-law and does everything he can to bring the couple back together, whether they like it or not.