Surprisingly, Edison's His First Valentine was released three weeks after Valentine's Day (could it have been held up for retakes? Nahhh!) In love with a neighbor girl, a miner decides to demonstrate his ardor by purchasing the biggest, gaudiest Valentine card imaginable. Alas, the local trading post is all sold out, forcing the miner to send all the way to San Francisco for the precious card. En route to the mining camp, the mail coach bearing the Valentine is robbed by a gang of outlaws. Organizing a posse, the miner chases after the bandits, ending up fighting a duel with one of the crooks over possession of the Valentine. He manages to gain control of the card, whereupon he delivers it to the heroine, who, while flattered, seems unimpressed by all the trouble the hero has just gone through.
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