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The Adventures of Dollie (1908)

 -  Action | Short  -  14 July 1908 (USA)
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On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing. A gypsy basket peddler happens along, and is angered when the mother refuses to... See full summary »

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On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing. A gypsy basket peddler happens along, and is angered when the mother refuses to buy his wares. He attacks mother and daughter but is driven off by the father. Later the gypsy sneaks back and kidnaps the girl. A rescue party is organized but the gypsy conceals the child in a 30 gallon barrel which he precariously places on the tail of the wagon. He and his gypsy-wife make their getaway by fording the river with the wagon. The barrel, with Dollie still inside, breaks free, tumbling into into the river; it starts floating toward the peril of a nearby waterfall . . . Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Dollie kalandjai  »

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The Adventures Of Dollie (1908)
11 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

D.W. Griffith's inaugural voyage into filmmaking, after he approached Biograph Company searching for a job as an actor. One can definitely see how Griffith's skills as a director progressed in such a short period of time, but 'The Adventures Of Dollie' still appears thrilling to me, by modern standards, although the story is extremely simple-minded.

There is a public domain version of this film, along with many others by Griffith, available to view over at the Internet Archive. I am going to vote a 9 out of 10 for this one, partly due to it's historical value as the first film by one of the greatest directors of the silent era, and also because I thought it was really great! =)

THE ADVENTURES OF DOLLIE ----- 9/10.


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