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Mrs. Wharton, a dashing widow, gives a party at her beautiful villa in honor of the presentation to her of a handsome diamond necklace by her fiancé. During the evening bridge participated ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Wharton, a dashing widow, gives a party at her beautiful villa in honor of the presentation to her of a handsome diamond necklace by her fiancé. During the evening bridge participated in by a number of the guests, among whom is Myrtle Vane. Miss Vane is playing in wretched luck, and is advised several times by Mrs. Wharton to desist, but she still plays on in the vain hopes of the tide of fortune turning, until at last, in the extreme of desperation, she stakes her all and loses. Shame and disgrace stare her in the face. What can she do to recoup her depleted fortune? As one of the guests there is Professor Francois Paracelsus, the eminent palmister, who of course, was called upon to read the palms of those present. Sheets of paper were prepared and each imprinted their hand on a sheet to be read by the erudite soothsayer at his leisure, and so were left on the drawing room table. All have now retired to the apartments assigned them by Mrs. Wharton, but there seems to be a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 By Griffith
28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Betrayed By a Handprint (1908)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A young woman loses a hand of cards and decides to get even by robbing the house. High moral drama from D.W. Griffith works in large part to the performance of Myrtle Vane who was considered the first female "movie star". She later committed suicide in 1936 so…..

Father Gets in the Game (1908)

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D.W. Griffith film about an elderly father who grows tired of seeing his son bring home beautiful women so he gets a makeover and heads out on the prowl. The story seems like it would make for some good laughs but there aren't really any to be found here.


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