A ghost story in which the prospective son-in-law agrees to stay in the haunted house. The girl's father plays ghost, but the tables are turned on him in an amusing manner.
Courage of Sorts (1913) Online
Silas Bragg, owner of a pig ranch, laid down the law that no man should marry his daughter until he had first proven his heroism. Hence when young Dr. Winton paid court to his daughter, Silas decided some test of courage was necessary. It was decided that on the following night he, Silas, would go to the haunted house on the hill to see if the doctor had spent the night there alone. It was agreed and arranged. Silas, the next day, looked up some ancient white coverings, closely resembling a woman's nightgown, and was observed in his movements by the astute daughter, who put her sweetheart "wise." Late that day, attired in a long nightgown, Silas sallied forth. Arriving at the haunted house, Silas saw a gate open by invisible hands. He trembled. Suddenly to his horrified gaze a skeleton lowered itself from the tree in front of him, then the door of the house swung wide of its own accord. When Silas Bragg reached the farmhouse, the ghost in pursuit found no difficulty in claiming the ...
|Edward Coxen||-||Dr. Winton|
|Lillian Christy||-||Mabel Bragg|
|Chester Withey||-||Silas Bragg - Mabel's Father|
Released as a split reel along with the documentary Making Pig Iron (1913).