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Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by Arthur Marvin
Starring Mabel Stoughton, George Gebhardt, Arthur V. Johnson, Robert Harron
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date August 25, 1908
Country United States
Running time 9 m.
"Balked at the Altar" is a short comedy directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring Arthur V. Johnson and Robert Harron, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.
A spinster, desperately looking for a husband (Mabel Stoughton), and her gun-loving father forcefully convince a reluctant man to marry her. Could there be a surprise when the bride and groom face the minister and their destiny?
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Balked at the Altar
Mabel Stoughton woos every man she meets in "Balked at the Altar" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
Arthur Johnson, sitting on the bench, has a chat with another villager in "Balked at the Altar" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
Robert Harron walks out of the store carrying a bucket in "Balked at the Altar" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
Arthur Johnson and other villagers watch as the spinster's father takes the reluctant man away in "Balked at the Altar" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
The reluctant man is persuaded at gunpoint by the spinster's father in "Balked at the Altar" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
Arthur Johnson walks into church for the wedding ceremony in "Balked at the Altar" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
Robert Harron plays dice with another boy as the chase is on for the runaway groom in "Balked at the Altar" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
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